1969 Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

September 16, 2014

Name:Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Type:Red Wine
Region:Italy / Toscana

Very much alive, although not too vocal. Surprisingly very little of the dried fruit, prunes and underbrush (compared to the ’66). Instead, one’s nose finds delicate whiff of freshly baked brioche, dusted with sugar, with a side of cooked rhubarb and caramelized sugar. Healthy acidity, lingering tannins and a mix of residual black and red berries, and dusty leather. One of those benchmark case studies that linger.