Podere Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione 2010
Leanza makes under 9,000 bottles of Brunello each year. His style impeccably balances power and elegance, and the wines have almost a Burgundian sense of style and grace on the palate. He believes in showcasing the personality of each vintage in the wine, rather than over-working the vinifications to make more than nature gave. Given the tiny production, Salicutti’s wines are sought after, and for good reason, they have the stuffing to develop with age in the cellar though they have an elegance that makes them tempting to drink on release as well.
|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
VinousA dark, dense wine, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione is going to need time to fully unwind, as the tannins are quite imposing. Tobacco, cedar, dried herbs, mint and roasted coffee beans lift effortlessly from the glass. On the palate, the wine is less giving, but there is quite a bit of underlying energy and tension. Dried rose petal, lavender and sage add the final notes of complexity on the savory, saline-infused finish. There is a lot going on, but readers need to be patient. The 2010 was bottled a bit later than normal, so I will not be surprised to see it blossom quite a bit over the next few years. 94+