Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Canalicchio Di Sopra 2007

As a follow-up to my note on the 2007 Riserva, here is the "normale" from the same producer, enjoyed with dinner last night.

2007 Canaliccio Di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 14% ABV
Opened, decanted, and poured. There is a lovely theme of spiced strawberry and cherry on the nose and palate of this wine. The best I can do to describe it is, roasted strawberry, very lightly seasoned with nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. Along with this are notes of oregano, anise, and other dried herbs. The palate has a pleasing medium weight and softness, with a fine grained texture on the tongue. The flavors on the palate are of that same spiced strawberry and some lean red cherry with balanced, fine, acidity and easy tannins underneath. Later, notes of anise, tobacco, and black tea develop. The finish has good length, with a charred wood character, along with active, aromatic sandalwood, and some white pepper. More acidity is evident (pleasingly so) on the finish along with moderate grip. This is a very pretty and drinkable Brunello, the kind that goes down fast. 90Pts

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