2017 Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Tuscany, Italy (750ml)
The intense and warm ruby red color anticipates a wide- ranging aroma accompanied by notes of pulpy and ripe fruit enriched by spicy nuances, notes of undergrowth and pleasant balsamic hints. In the mouth a dense and silky tannic texture admirably supported by a fragrant acidity guides with great elegance to a long and persistent finish.
Delicious and elegantly structured, this gorgeous red offers enticing scents of fragrant blue flowers, forest floor, wild berries and new leather. On the full-bodied palate, taut, fine-grained tannins provide finesse and a polished framework for ripe Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and the barest hint of mocha. Drink 2023–2029.
- Wine Enthusiast, 95 pts.
Mastrojanni has created my all-time favorite Brunello packaging. A simple white label is embellished with an individually applied red wax seal. The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is just as beautiful on the inside. This ample 65,000-bottle release absolutely defies the vintage expectations. There's so much vibrant fruit here and freshness. The wine is textured and firm with plenty of creamy weight to soften it out. This is a phenomenal interpretation of the 2017 growing season.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94 pts.
This has depth to its aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, iron, spice and tobacco. Though vibrant, it also has a layer of firm tannins that provide grip and structure. Features a fine aftertaste of iron, sanguine and tobacco elements. Best from 2024 through 2040.
- Wine Spectator, 93 pts.
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