Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2009
Item Number: 19445
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Item Number: 19445
Wine Advocate 92
"The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a fleshy and meaty wine that carries its weight and concentration with grace. The wine oozes personality with a long succession of fruit, herbal and dark spice sensations that leave a lasting impression. Fruit is harvested from the Castelnuovo dell’Abate area and is aged in oak for 36 months. Drink: 2016-2025."
As I have said elsewhere in this report, Andrea Cortonesi is one of my favorite Brunello producers. He is also one of the first estates I visited years ago as a young wine writer and it has been a privilege to watch his career take off in such spectacular fashion. I remember his small basement winery on that first visit and every time I go by his property today, I am surprised and encouraged by signs of recent construction and expansion. If anyone embodies the amazing growth of Brunello di Montalcino that person is Andrea.
Vinous Media 91
"Good deep red. Luscious aromas of blueberry syrup, red cherry jam, licorice and sweet pipe tobacco. Ripe, lush, deep and quite suave, but also with very good lift to the red cherry, licorice and balsamic spice flavors. Softly structured and superripe but conveys a sense of balance and manages to remain this side of over the top. Very rich and long on the aftertaste. -- Ian D'Agata"
Wine Spectator 90
"Offers an attractive mix of floral, cherry, cedar and licorice aromas and flavors, backed by a spine of tannins and acidity. Still compact on the finish, but finds equilibrium in the end. Should come around nicely. Best from 2016 through 2028. 1,500 cases made.–BS"
"The Uccelliera estate is located in the warm southern Castelnuovo dell'Abate part of the Montalcino zone. Despite his family’s long connection to Montalcino, Andrea Cortonesi was only able to buy the Uccelliera property in 1986. His vineyards range from 150 to 350 meters above sea level. The Brunello is aged for 24 months in a mix of French and Slovonian oak." ~ Winery notes
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