2015 TOP 100 WINES | Rank #1
The Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino is absolutely brilliant in 2010, possessing all the components of a truly legendary wine. As this begins to unwind in the glass, gorgeous aromas of pure dark cherries and blackberries start to take on additional layers of fresh spring florals, crushed stones, mint, exotic spices and a touch of smoky minerals, which are impossible to resist. This continues to impress on the palate with its beautiful velvety texture as well as amazing structure and depth. It remains focused and balanced, as it makes a seamless transistion into the long finish that lingers on and on. Today, this is only begining to express itself and there is no doubt this age worthy Brunello will continue to take in additional characteristics with time. Year after year, Giulio Salvioni consistently produces some of the very best Brunello di Montalcino, but in 2010 it is simply flawless.