Fanti Brunello di Montalcino 2011 (3L/1)
The area of vineyards has been developed in the amphitheatre of the south facing hills of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, at 350-430m above sea level, a part of which are to be found quite near the wonderful Roman Basilica of Sant’Antimo, and the rest in the hill side slopes from Castelnuovo dell’Abate toward Orcia. The soil is limy with stratified formation of “galestro” (marls).
The climate is extremely particular and at one and the same time favours robust and elegant wines because ...New York, New Jersey, California, Massanois Imports
Wine Spectator"Complex, plush and harmonious, setting the stage for cherry, licorice, sweet spice and tobacco flavors. Should develop quickly, winning fans for charm and balance. Best from 2017 through 2026. 3,750 cases made." - BS, June 2016
Wine Advocate"Fanti's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a soft, luscious and ripe Tuscan red. You immediately feel the sunshine locked within the bold red fruit that is put on display. Black cherry, candied raspberry and spicy plum take center stage. The effect is broad, opulent and integrated. I would definitely put Fanti's newest release on a shortlist of delicious near-term Brunellos to drink with hearty pasta and wild boar sauce or grilled steak within the next five years.
" - Monica Larner, Feb 2016
James Suckling"Another very generous, rich red with plum, dried fruit, spice, mushroom and chocolate. Full body with round, velvety tannins. Rich, flavorful finish. Drink or hold." - James Suckling, Feb 2016