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Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Enthusiast, 91 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 118163
Dense, concentrated wild cherry fruit leads into aromatic impressions of violet, spice, walnut and tea in this full-bodied, single-vineyard wine of firm yet sweetly ripe tannic presence and firm, slightly austere acidic underpinning. The wine's underlying structure promises potential for extended aging.
This impressive vineyard designate Brunello delivers buoyant tones of cherry cola, mesquite and balsam notes. There’s a direct and immediate nature to the aromas, followed by bright acidity and silky tannins that leave a lasting impression. This is a very beautiful wine that would pair with meats and oven-roasted pasta dishes.
Emerges from the glass with a soft, expansive core of fruit, caressing the palate with dark red fruit, sweet spices and flowers. The wine's inner perfume becomes more expressive with air, yet this too looks to be a Brunello best suited to mid-term drinking. In 2005 the Manachiara isn't quite the powerhouse it is in most vintages, but it compensates for that with its beautiful sense of harmony.
Bright red with a hint of brick. Drop-dead gorgeous nose offers a smorgasbord of pristine, perfumed sangiovese aromas: redcurrant, red cherry, licorice, black tea leaf and minerals. Then quite juicy in the mouth, with redcurrant, tobacco and herb flavors nicely firmed by sound acidity. Finishes with fairly sweet, fine tannins and very good length. A classic Manachiara and a very accurate rendition of the 2005 style of Brunello: perfumed rather than powerful.