1995 Soldera

April 2, 2015

Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Sangiovese Grosso
Producer:Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Intistienti
Region:Italy / Toscana / Montalcino / Tavernelle


Again some questions to the provenance (at least a part of it) of this Soldera. Blindly it showed older than the 1995. And yet again the pedigree manages to compensate for compromised storage conditions.

Oldish and delightful. Quite evolved tertiary nose and flavor are balanced and in harmony. Underbrush and dried cherry dominate the nose and aftertaste. The other typical tertiary elements, like leather, cedar and herbs ebb and flow on the palate and in the nose, masking the underlying freshness of sour cherry. A pleasant warmth of freshly pressed linen frames everything nicely.

Forgetting the disconnect between the implied and real age of this wine, it offers a great aged, long and solid middle – probably indicative that the storage faults were not severe or prolonged. The aroma and flavor evolved too quickly, but the structure remained intact in terms of both, tannins and acidity. 

The bottom line: I liked this bottle a lot as an aged Brunello, but it underwhelmed as a 1995 Soldera Intistienti. 

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