Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino 2003 750ml
Brunello di Montalcino, Italy
Jancis Robinson 18
Austere whiffs of underbrush, rhubarb and dried cherry give way to a more generous palate of ripe red cherry and cassis, with pencil lead and mineral nuances. Exceptionally clean and with racy acidity. Superb balance and fabulous complexity.
Very ripe aromas of red fruits and nutty oak. The rich red fruit, spice and nutty oak flavors show an exotic, almost candied aspect and a distinctly creamy texture. Not particularly complex but this spicy fruit bomb boasts plenty of flavor impact.
Has a somewhat exotic spicy berry character, with a light grilled meat note. Medium-bodied, with a slightly stewed berry character, but interesting. Best after 2008.