Valdicava

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.363 ratings
9.414 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Dark tawny color. Great Brunello nose. Notes of black fruit, dried brush, some dusty earth and some wood. Tannins integrated nicely and a well balanced delivery. In a great spot.

Dark tawny color. Great Brunello nose. Notes of black fruit, dried brush, some dusty earth and some wood. Tannins integrated nicely and a well balanced delivery. In a great spot.

Jul 6th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Dark scarlet, opaque. Great nose. Notes of black cherries, plums, an old oak desk, some mocha and a hint of menthol. Silky in the mouth. Sappy fruit. Nice performance tonight.

Dark scarlet, opaque. Great nose. Notes of black cherries, plums, an old oak desk, some mocha and a hint of menthol. Silky in the mouth. Sappy fruit. Nice performance tonight.

Apr 26th, 2020
Daron Watson

treacle, walnut liqueur, dark berry patch on the nose ~ black raspberry, blackberry, mulberry, cassis w dusty mocha & fudge brownie finish ~ slightly hollow in the mid palate

treacle, walnut liqueur, dark berry patch on the nose ~ black raspberry, blackberry, mulberry, cassis w dusty mocha & fudge brownie finish ~ slightly hollow in the mid palate

Apr 13th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Dark scarlet ruby. Almost opaque. Nice perfume with notes of blackberries, rose petals, hickory and a little menthol. Very big in the mouth. Lots of fruit with plenty of structure to match. Very nice.

Dark scarlet ruby. Almost opaque. Nice perfume with notes of blackberries, rose petals, hickory and a little menthol. Very big in the mouth. Lots of fruit with plenty of structure to match. Very nice.

Dec 7th, 2017
Robert McCall

Oh my!

Oh my!

Jun 18th, 2017
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.5

A lot of new oak on this monster Sangiovese. Tastes like a Napa Cult Cab to me.

A lot of new oak on this monster Sangiovese. Tastes like a Napa Cult Cab to me.

Apr 5th, 2016
Patrick Derdeyn

Brunello that is right in that prime spot of secondary development and residual fruit. This continued to develop over several hours. Really interesting.

Brunello that is right in that prime spot of secondary development and residual fruit. This continued to develop over several hours. Really interesting.

Jan 24th, 2016
John Sweeney

Absolutely fantastic... Still needs time but very impressed.

Absolutely fantastic... Still needs time but very impressed.

Oct 19th, 2014
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.3

Perfectly ready to drink. Allspice, dried plums and white ash.

Perfectly ready to drink. Allspice, dried plums and white ash.

Dec 26th, 2013
Jeroen Koenen

Smooth as silk, low acidity, velvety tannines, macerated plummy fruit, soft spicy oak, cinnamon and sandalwood. Touches of earth, smoke, juicy pan-fried venison and black cherries.
At the age of 21, this is a modernist Brunello, perfectly mature now and thoroughly delightful .

Smooth as silk, low acidity, velvety tannines, macerated plummy fruit, soft spicy oak, cinnamon and sandalwood. Touches of earth, smoke, juicy pan-fried venison and black cherries.
At the age of 21, this is a modernist Brunello, perfectly mature now and thoroughly delightful .

Feb 21st, 2022