The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is an unquestionable success. It displays heady, complex aromas of smoke, tar and scorched earth, along with plenty of sweet dark fruit and tobacco flavors, in a potent, brooding style showing a rich inner tension between its fruit and the structure of the vintage. It should drink well to age twenty-five. Even though it carries an exorbitant price tag, the Riserva is well worth the extra dollars in vintage 1999. A great effort. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2024.
Aromas of cherries, dried flowers and dried tobacco. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins. Beautiful layers of silky tannins and a fine finish in the end. Needs time. Burgundian in style... Best after 2006.