2005 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

  • Sangiovese Grosso
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • JS 92

Reviews for 2005 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the riper wines readers will come across in this vintage. I was deeply impressed with the sheer level of richness and body here. Round sweet and caressing through to the finish... The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the riper wines readers will come across in this vintage. I was deeply impressed with the sheer level of richness and body here. Round sweet and caressing through to the finish Fuligni's 2005 Brunello di Montalcino offers exceptional elegance and a long polished close to round things out. Sweet red cherries subtle hints of French oak and tobacco linger on the long impeccable close. This is a wonderful Brunello that can be enjoyed upon release or cellared; either way it is drop-dead gorgeous. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025.What a joy it is to taste these new releases from Fuligni. The Brunellos in particular are both exceptional for their respective vintages. The wines capture a middle ground between modern and traditional styles that is immensely appealing.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2010
($78) Offers incense on the nose with lots of dried dark fruits and mahogany as well as subtle hints of cedar. Full-bodied with a solid core of sweet fruit and an aftertaste of strawberry citrus and dark chocolate... ($78) Offers incense on the nose with lots of dried dark fruits and mahogany as well as subtle hints of cedar. Full-bodied with a solid core of sweet fruit and an aftertaste of strawberry citrus and dark chocolate. Balanced and harmonious. Best after 2011. 1500 cases made.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
I like so much the slight austerity yet subtle and thoughtful fruit to this. Full-to-medium body with fine tannins. Fresh and pretty. Needs time to open. Be patient. Fuligni always delivers. Best after 2012.