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Antinori Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne 2008

$79.99

SKU 2544

750ml

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A brilliant ruby red in color with garnet highlights, the wine shows a complex and intense nose with spicy and balsamic notes which fully fuse with aromas of raspberries, cherries, and ripe plums together with light suggestions of tobacco and leather. On the palate the wine is ample and enveloping with a silky texture and an intense progression of flavors across the palate which bring out all the elegant and varietal personality of the wine, true and outstanding in its expression of Sangiovese character.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Antinori
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastThe Antinori family's Brunello estate has seen ups and downs in terms of wine consistency over the past five years. But 2008 delivers an honest and nicely concentrated expression that seems to benefit beautifully from the slightly warmer temperatures in its lower altitude vineyards. Dark chocolate, cherry fruit and barbecue spice appear on the finish.

Monica Larner, May 1, 2013
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorFloral and raspberry aromas and flavors pick up tobacco, soy and briar components in this intense, wiry red. Lean, yet remains persistent and well-balanced, leaving a trail of spice and mineral accents. Best from 2016 through 2032. 1,750 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, May 31, 2013
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne presents a plump, fruit-forward style with bold cherry notes that are laced with balsam herb, licorice, sweet almond, dried ginger and tobacco leaf. The wine's acidity appears on the palate but the overall ripeness of the fruit suggests this will be an early-maturing wine. Drink: 2015-2021.

Monica Larner, February 2014