Monday, January 30, 2017

Donatella Cinelli Colombini 2011 Brunello Di Montalcino (DOCG)

Donatella Cinelli Colombini 2011 Brunello Di Montalcino (DOCG), $46.74-$57.99, 93 points, poured a deep maroon with a broad clear wine ring at the glass wall of heavy draping.
Aromatic floral black cherry, roses, cloves, marjoram, and earth notes were lovely.
Medium-bodied with exuberant acids, fine supportive tannins, and flavors reflective of the aromas plus leather and a pervasive Christmas Fruitcake were excellent.
Finished long on violets, warm spices, accelerating tannins, and a potent 14.5% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my spaghetti in a tomato/basil meat sauce.


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    1. Yeah! Fab describes this wine.
      There's quite a hubbub going on concerning Sangiovese on Tuscan vines, but as for me and my limited samplings, Brunello is the most consistent representation of the grape; the various Chianti expressions are variable, but of course they, for the most part, remain affordable.

  2. Hubbub indeed. But these women know how to make wine!