San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino 2013
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Sweet plum and cherry flavors course through this round, fleshy red, with supporting roles from earth, spice and tobacco notes. Balanced yet firm enough, with excellent freshness on the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2035. 1,000 cases made.
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is taken down a notch or two in terms of intensity (compared to previous vintages). The wine is streamlined and tight, with an elegant array of aromas that start with wild raspberry and red currant and move delicately toward grilled herb and exotic spice. The wine shows a mild and finessed mouthfeel without much power-or staying power for that matter. If offers immediate drinking appeal.