2005 La Cerbaiola Salvioni Brunello Di Montalcino

September 16, 2014

Name:Salvioni Brunello Di Montalcino
Vintage:2005
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Sangiovese
Producer:La Cerbaiola
Region:Italy / Toscana
Alcohol:n/a

This beauty is still quite tight and needs good 2-3 hrs to breathe before it embraces you fully. It’s a perfect example of the sweet sorrow to enjoy this wine at this age when it flirtatiously lets you peak into what the future holds. It’s a solid 4+ now, with 5* lurking somewhere in the haze of 5-20 years.

2011 La Cerbaiola Salvioni Rosso di Montalcino

September 16, 2014

Name:Salvioni Rosso di Montalcino
Vintage:2011
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Sangiovese
Producer:La Cerbaiola
Region:Italy / Toscana / Montalcino
Alcohol:n/a

Poggio di Sotto Rosso is 4*s in my book, and Salvioni is a bit short of that. At least at this age. Perhaps in 2-3 years it’ll get there, but not yet. However, as is – it’s a great Rosso that drinks so well.