Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tenute Silvio Nardi 2007 Brunello Di Montalcino

Tenute Silvio Nardi 2007 Brunello Di Montalcino, $49.99 (Full price), 93 points, appeared a maroon trending more ruby to cranberry red.
Silvio Nardi has many "faces" and changes radically with any fluctuation in temperature; thus any claim that this is a one-dimensional Brunello is hollow to me. It is important to understand the depths of quality in this wine, and the best way I can express that is by noting how whatever state of change this wine maybe in, its flavor is always delicious and without any fault I can find.
I tasted this wine right out of the Euro-Cave (Approx. 55 degrees), as it warmed to room temperature, and on occasion into the early morning.
The aroma was sweet red cherry, cedar-chest, sweet cooking spice, and just a whiff of cigar-box.
The medium body seemed appropriate to its cooler temperature, but the mouth-feel was fuller and rounder as it warmed.
Moderate tannin complemented this wine's structure as the bold-bright acidity was dominant.
The flavor was mostly the nose with some pomegranate, but as the wine warmed, plum and pomegranate became prominent. 
Served at about 65 degrees is probably best, but I love tasting wine in transition.
Food friendly? You betcha!
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  1. Dennis,

    I love wine right out of the Eurocave! And hey, thanks for the shout out here, I do appreciate it and would be honored to cook some chow for us one day. It's funny, Silvio Nardi is often overlooked and somewhat "put down" as a Brunello producer, but the wines I've had from them have always been very good indeed. Nice write-up. On another matter, I just saw the 2007 Castello Banfi released. I'll be grabbing a few of them shortly.


  2. Today is Oct. 18, 2013 and this wine is priced at the NHLS outlet #33 in North Manchester at the unbelievable price of $35.99. If this kind of wine interests you, don't hesitate to get at least one of these beautiful wines from Italy.