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2001 Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino (750ml)
Producer: Azienda Agricola Pian Dell'Orino piandellorino.com
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino - Toscana - Italy (DOCG)
Type: red
Varietal: Brunello
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$55.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: June 10, 2012 , Daniel Simone
4 stars "Color: evolved; Overall: pleasant; Drink now. Must decant...heavy sediment."
rated: March 29, 2007 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"91 points Wine Spectator: "Impressive blackberry, floral and mineral character. Full-bodied, with with velvety tannins and beautiful berry, plum and vanilla flavors. Long and flavorful. Best after 2008. 790 cases made." K&L's notes: 3.5 Stars! The quality evolution at this tiny estate has been dramatic. Mike P. I tasted everything from their cellar through 2005 and we are supremely impressed by the quality of fruit character, the real terroir and subtle winemaking. Their 2001 is dense, muscular and dark like an Olympic swimmer returning from a month at the beach. Those muscles are long and sinewy, graceful, full of power yet the wine strides with an elegant balance, oozing confidence still with a reserve reminiscent of nobility. There is a chocolaty, cassis, plum like flavor that fills the mid palate coiled around a powerful interior structure that gives the wine great length and allows these flavors to linger in the finish. Mixed in with the warm fruit-filled ripeness are hints of animal, fresh glove leather, stones and wild herbs that are subtly present yet add to the complex background and are more present in the finish. Long, powerful and decidedly delicious this is a wine that will age 10-15 years easily although so well balanced you could drink it now. (Greg St.Clair, K&L Italian buyer) "