Sunday, May 12, 2013
2007 Il Palazzone Brunello Di Montalcino
This was one of the wines being poured at the recent 10 year anniversary celebration for "1 Percent for the Planet", an organization that brings businesses and non-profits together in order to direct funds toward thousands of important causes. I will be posting more about that evening and about 1 Percent FTP shortly, in the mean time, you can learn more on their website. Here is a note on the Il Palazzone 2007 Brunello, which was shared that night by the winery and winery owner Richard Parsons, who was one of the speakers. Thanks for sharing such a great wine!
2007 Il Palazzone Brunello Di Montalcino, 13.5% ABV
The nose is focused and solid, with Asian spice, wood and leather notes, dark strawberry and black cherry. The spice carries through to the palate, which is still young and firm,with lean dark fruit, charred brambles, good balance and plenty of firm tannins on the finish. There is nice length here with incense and charred wood carrying on. More complexity developed over time in the two glasses that I enjoyed, which is always a good sign. It's a bit clunky at this time, but has all the components in good quantity to meld together with a little age. This is serious Brunello. 93 Pts