Tenuta di Tuscaia Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010

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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

“The year 2010 for Brunello di Montalcino is the greatest modern vintage of Italy’s most famous red wine region. Never have the wines been so profound in quality, character, and quantity from the best hillside vineyards of Montalcino. They represent a new paradigm for Tuscany’s unique Sangiovese-based red.”

That’s leading critic James Suckling on legendary Brunello di Montalcino’s gorgeous 2010s – the product of a rare, remarkable year when conditions were ideal throughout the region. Fellow expert Antonio Galloni says the 2010s “show just how compelling Sangiovese can be.” Wine Spectator rates the year 98 points for its “fresh, elegant, balanced and structured” wines, the best of which “should age beautifully.”

With praise like this, these excellent-vintage reds won’t be around long – and here’s your chance to try one of the best we’ve come across. The decorated Simona Barbanera has not only had her Vecciano Super Tuscan named Italy's best red (in 2012 and 2014, Luca Maroni), but the last chapter of her exclusive Brunello won gold at Germany's prestigious Berliner Wein Trophy.

Given two long years in cask along with nearly four years in bottle, Tenuta di Tuscaia is extra-complex and drinking deliciously now. Like the best 2010s, it has years ahead of it, though it’s already ready to wow. Look forward to bewitching aromas and flavors of licorice, smoke, violets, truffles, incense and raspberries, with well-integrated tannins and elegant structure. Decant and serve with classic Brunello matches like roast game, red meat and aged cheeses. Enjoy now, or to 2025.

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