Ideal with game, roasted and grilled meats and medium strength cheeses.
A heady red, this wine has flavors that last for minutes, the substantial tannins holding a message of Etruscan earthiness, a mineral–fruit-skin flavor that's at once sunny and dark. The flavors are full and complete all the way through, tasting like fresh-picked, grilled porcini, which would be delicious with this wine.
A large case production means this wine should prove relatively easy to find across the United States. Val di Suga Brunello is a soft and well-shaped wine with a velvety texture and enduring aromas of cherry, spice and leather. There’s harmony and wholeness here.
Tenimenti Angelini’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a very pretty, accessible offering. Medium in body, the wine offers perfumed red fruits, spices, and earthiness in a soft, supple style. The Brunello is already slightly forward in its evolution and doesn’t look to be built for the long haul, but it should continue to drink beautifully for at least several years. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016.