Mastrojanni - Brunello di Montalcino Schiena d'Asino 2008
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|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|1 x 0.75L||BI Stock IB||£60.00||9 btls|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
From one of Montalcino’s most celebrated single-vineyards, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Schiena d’Asino (“donkey’s back”) comes from a one-hectare hillside crest that runs roughly south to north and enjoys magnificent exposures. This is a seriously elegant and sophisticated effort with gorgeous layering that sees plush fruit pitted carefully next to savory spice and smoke. The austerity of the 2008 vintage lines up perfectly with the virile and robust personality that comes naturally to this wine. Drink: 2017-2028. (Antonio Galloni)
A bouquet of meringue, dried apples and hazelnuts is complemented by a fruit-forward palate of fine tannins and a juicy finish. Very drinkable indeed already, but perhaps wait until 2015.
A dark, powerful, brooding wine, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Schiena d'Asino is laced with smoke, iron, tobacco, game and black fruit. Even with all of its structure and density, the 2008 is essentially a mid-weight, classically built wine with potential to improve in bottle. The 2008 turns softer and gentler in the glass yet retains its quintessentially sauvage personality.