Tenuta Friggiali 2008 Brunello di Montalcino, $32.99-$79.99, 89+ points, poured a bright cranberry red, but tapered sunburst orange toward the transparent rim.
Sadly, the aroma suffers from weak strawberry and red cherry notes with a bit of rubber dissipating after hours of decanting.
Medium body, texturally a bit sharp, carried good acidity and recessed tannins that are quickened in the finish.
Though the flavors of red fruit with plum were a bit one dimensional for a Brunello, they were tasty, and trailed long into the finish with those tannins, some heat (14% alcohol), a hint of coffee, and mild spice notes.
I was disappointed and can't say that this Brunello excited me, but for those looking for a good Sangiovese red table wine, this would be quite interesting, though atypical for a Brunello!
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