La Gerla - Brunello di Montalcino 2004

Product Details

Vintage
2004
Colour
Red
Appellation
Brunello di Montalcino
Producer
La Gerla

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
93

The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino opens with a gorgeous bouquet of dark raspberries, flowers, tobacco and French oak, that melds seamlessly onto the palate, where this sweet, layered wine reveals its considerable pedigree. Deceptively medium in body, this expansive, vibrant wine offers tons of fruit supported by ripe, firm tannins. The finish is long, sweet and fresh. La Gerla’s Brunello will benefit from a few additional years in bottle, after which it should drink well to age 20, if not considerably longer. It is a gem. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. (Antonio Galloni)

Wine Spectator
90

Strawberry and cherry aromas follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Long and full of character, yet balanced. Best after 2010. 3,160 cases made. (James Suckling)

Stephen Tanzer
90

Good full, deep red. Slightly decadent aromas of plum, redcurrant, mocha, marzipan, leather and underbrush. Rich, broad and fairly dry; offers a mouthfilling plumpness without obvious weight. This very silky and seamless wine seems somehow less than the sum of its parts today as there's nothing obvious to grab hold of yet, but I like its subtle sweetness. Its persistent, smoothly tannic finish suggests it should evolve slowly, even if it's already presentable. A very good performance for this estate.

Antonio Galloni
93

The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino opens with a gorgeous bouquet of dark raspberries, flowers, tobacco and French oak, that melds seamlessly onto the palate, where this sweet, layered wine reveals its considerable pedigree. Deceptively medium in body, this expansive, vibrant wine offers tons of fruit supported by ripe, firm tannins. The finish is long, sweet and fresh. La Gerla's Brunello will benefit from a few additional years in bottle, after which it should drink well to age 20, if not considerably longer. It is a gem.