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Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2003

Tuscany, Italy
  • RP 90
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Winemaker Notes

Lively ruby red color with shades of garnet. The classic entry on the nose has depth as well as faintly jammy briary fruit, cherry and morello cherry. Its complex nose is enriched by hues of cedar wood and sweet tobacco. The taste is warm, powerful, tannic and smooth. The wine has a very good structure and excellent persistence.

Critical Acclaim

RP 90
The Wine Advocate

The estate’s 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a weighty, full-bodied Brunello packed with ripe red fruit, underbrush, sweet spices, tar and licorice. The wine possesses outstanding balance and generosity. Although the tannins are a little coarse (in keeping with the vintage) there is also enough fruit here to balance out the structural components. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2023.

Fattoria dei Barbi

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Fattoria dei Barbi, Tuscany, Italy
Fattoria dei Barbi
Takes its name from the free-spirited gentleman named Bruscone who lived in the woods of the Barbi Estate. Patented system of vinification, based on the Tuscan tradition of “May Wines.” A wine which was born from the extensive soaking of skinned Sangiovese grapes that rest for 3 months with their pomace. One of the first “Super-Tuscan’s.” Fattoria dei Barbi is "The" reference for Brunello in Montalcino. Barbi's approach of using tradition to anchor contemporary expressions of wine continues... View More