La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino 2016
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Underbrush, red-skinned-berry and tobacco aromas emerge from the glass. The juicy palate offers raspberry jam, orange zest and cinnamon alongside firm tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2022-2030.
The 2016 Brunello has aromatics of fresh leather, dried cherry, and anise. The palate is ripe with candied cherry lozenge, tomato leaf, and dusty earth, with angular and drying tannin and tangy acidity. Enjoy 2022-2030.
The 2016 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino shows dusty bright cherries in a cloud of confectioners' spice and crushed stone with hints of mint and sage. It's silky in texture, balancing ripe red berries and saline-minerals with vibrant acids, maintaining a juicy freshness in spite of the grippy tannins which slowly settle in. Purple inner florals and notes of licorice linger throughout the long and structured finish, with just a hint of heat poking through. This will provide a good amount of pleasure over the short term, but it may fall out of balance with extended cellaring.