Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2009
|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Fattoria La Lecciaia|
Wine SpectatorFloral, strawberry, cherry, spice and woodsy aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this elegant, juicy and harmonious red, with a solid structure and a terrific aftertaste of berry, mineral and spice. Complex and resonant. Best from 2019 through 2035. 850 cases made.
Wine AdvocateAged for three years in large oak casks, the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a plump and beautiful expression with soft layers of dried cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant. The spicy oak element is noticeable with cinnamon and nutmeg woven nicely between dry tones of crushed mineral and licorice. The 2009 vintage does't have the same complexity as 2010, but it offers a smooth and steady expression of Sangiovese to pair with succulent cuts of red meat or game dishes. In fact, the 2009 vintage is ultimately more food friendly and ready-to-drink than 2010.
Wine EnthusiastAromas of stewed plum, dried hay, toasted oak, espresso and game lead the nose. The palate delivers succulent wild cherry, fig, baking spice, tea leaf and pipe tobacco balanced by polished tannins. It's already accessible. Enjoy through 2019.