Friday, July 22, 2016

Tenute Silvio Nardi Vigneto Manachiara 2010 Brunello di Montalcino

Tenute Silvio Nardi Vigneto Manachiara 2010 Brunello Di Montalcino, $75.59-$83.99, 94 points (as of now), poured a sunburst orange/red with a broad clear wine ring at the leggy glass wall.
Aromatic presentation as the wine opened-up with sea-breezes, sandalwood, subtle floral notes, and red cherry.
Medium-plus body carried typically good acidity, but even more intense tannins than I'm accustomed to in a Brunello, and those tannins intensified throughout the finish; so, I'm thinking that this wine might be better tasted ten years from now.
The fact of the matter: the bottle was opened, poured, and we were drinking this knock you-over "drink alone" red wine, or pair with any food you might need help to digest, typical Italian cuisine (thank you), but bring out the steaks please.

Flavors began with black cherry and roses, but transitioned toward bourbon, black pepper, and dried herbs like cardamom.
Finished exceptionally long on those striking tannins, typical Brunello oak, warm spices with a borderline hot 14.5% alcohol. 
I bought this Brunello at the Whole foods of Bedford.


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