Fuligni 2007 Brunello Di Montalcino, $63.74-$74.99, 93 points, appears coppery red with a transparent rim.
The avant-garde floral cedar leads the way of a complex train of residual aroma notes including bourbon (14.5% alcohol), radish, roasted sesame seed, and fennel.
The medium body carries bright acidity and tart tenacious tannin.
Flavors of red cherry, pomegranate, strawberry, and coffee were all impacted by the strong bourbon notes which followed the very long finish of snowballing chili-flake spice and mint.
As for value? I'm not disappointed, but others may find the premium just a bit much!
We had this Brunello side-by-side with Fuligni's 2009 Rosso, which makes for interesting comparisons. Let me just say that for the twelve hour period of drinking this wine, it would seem that we could have partaken of it for a few days without much degradation, except the bottle didn't last!
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