Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010


If the chance to drink such an exciting 2010 Brunello was a thrill, we now have the 2010 Riserva. In theory, this should be a step-up. In practice, it very much is. Dark, deep maroon colour, we have depth, intensity, and concentration. There are hints of chocolate, delicatessen meats, coffee grinds, tobacco leaves, dark berries, leather and truffles. The tannins are mouthfilling but supple and ever-so-silky, complemented by fine acidity and stunning length. A joy now but it has a lifetime ahead. A superb Brunello by any standards, wow!