This full-bodied wine offers intense aromas and flavors of red berries offset by notes of leather and incense, supported by firm, elegant tannins.
Wine Spectator 89 points - Lively, displaying candied cherry, berry and light spice flavors, with just a hint of milk chocolate. Elegant and firmly structured, with balance and a lingering finish. Best from 2016 through 2024. 12,500 cases made.-BS
(Jun 15 2014)
Vinous 90 points - Bright red. Perfumed aromas of red cherry, blueberry, bitter chocolate, earth and violet. Not quite as dense as some other 2009 Brunellos, but boasts excellent thrust and energy to its flavors of red fruits, licorice and herbs. The big, sweet tannins arrive quite late. This appears to be a slightly more concentrated than usual entry-level Brunello for Silvio Nardi.
Wine Advocate 90 points - The loaded 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is packed tight with mature tones of dark fruit, cherry liqueur, kirsch, cola and dark spice. There’s a dusty, earth note that grounds the wine to a sense of Sangiovese and the special territory that shapes this sun-drenched wine. The wine is a little hot on the palate (with 14.5% alcohol) and overcharged in places, but it also offers a cheerful dose of genuine personality. Drink: 2016-2022. (Feb 2014)
The delicate pink juice of the tiny, nearly black-skinned Brunello grape yields a dark, purple-red wine which is characterized by extraordinary concentration, elevated acidity and enormous tannic extract. The wine is typically closed and quite austere when young, often backward and unapproachable. Generally considered to be young at ten years in an average vintage, Brunello di Montalcino's proponents contend that the best vintages can easily surpass a century and still remain in their prime.
|GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Sangiovese (Brunello clone)
(Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G.) 7.5 tons per hectare, of which
70% may produce wine
(+45 hl/ha; 202 cases/acre)
MINIMUM ALCOHOL: 12.5%
TOTAL ACIDITY: .5%
AGING REQUIREMENTS: 2 1/2 years in cask and
1 1/2 years in bottle
|Pair with thick porterhouse steak or rich fish such as sturgeon or grouper.
|When Silvio Nardi purchased the Casale del Bosco estate in 1950, Montalcino was a little, rural village, the powerful Consorzio del Vino Brunello wasnít yet an idea, and Nardi was the first ”foreigner” to invest in Montalcino (he was from Umbria). Today, Montalcino is a renowned wine community with many international investors, and the 36 vineyard plots of Tenute Silvio Nardi extend east and west of the town on three separate estates. Since 1990, Silvio Nardiís youngest daughter, Emilia Nardi, has focused on vineyard development and produced wines of depth that are profound expressions of the land they come from.