Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino "Madonna del Piano" 2004
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Country: Italy Region: Tuscany
District: Brunello di Montalcino
Grapes Varieties: Sangiovese
Classification: D.O.C.G. Production: 2415 Cases
Alcohol: 14% abv Packing:
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS=97 A full-bodied, firm and chewy wine with very polished and caressing, juicy tannins. Shows youth and prowess in its structure. Flavorful and persistent. Drink now, but better in two or three years.
WA=96+ The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano continues to develop very positively. This huge, concentrated Madonna del Piano dazzles for the richness of its fruit and the delineation of its aromas. The clean, vibrant finish suggests many years of cellaring potential. The Valdicava Brunellos are often misunderstood when young because they possess so much richness, but with time in bottle the wines turn more delicate and complete. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.
WS=95 Offering a ripe bouquet of cherry and raspberry, this is the fruitiest of this decade. The primary fruit flavors are allied to a velvety texture, backed by a solid layer of tannins. Despite the feel of surmaturité here, the finish is fresh and superlong.—Non-blind Valdicava Brunello vertical (July 2017). Best from 2020 through 2036.