Santa Giulia Brunello Di Montalcino 2007, 14% ABV
Opened, poured, and enjoyed over a long dinner with two other Brunellos and four good friends. Pretty red cherry, leather, and finesse are the initial messages conveyed by the nose as it opened slowly and developed its full character. With a little time in the glass, earthy notes filled in underneath, accompanied by brambles and some Asian spice.The palate is on the elegant side with lean red cherry, more pronounced, and pleasant spice, followed by some astringency, meaty notes, and anise. The acidity is in good balance with the fine grained tannins. It finishes with a good, satisfying grip, and a bit more of the brambles coming through as well. Just 8000 bottles produced. 89 Pts.