Saturday, May 24, 2014

Barbi 2007 Brunello

Fattoria dei Barbi 2007 Brunello Di Montalcino 14% ABV, $40

The nose is full and rich with spiced red and black cherry fruit, rare beef, iron, aromatic dried herbs, hints of burnt orange rind and pleasing Earth undertones. The palate is light weight, but satisfying and full flavored, showing red cherry skins, and Asian spice with anise notes. Well structured with sweet acidity and fine grained chewiness on the finish, which lingers briefly. This is a much more readily enjoyable Barbi than ones I've tasted in the past. Easy to drink now, and built to support aging. A very good value. 90Pts.