2006 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML

  • WS 97
  • JS 96
  • WA 93

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WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2011
<strong> #24 on Top 100 of 2011</strong>;Beautifully perfumed this red features rose peony black currant tar and licorice aromas and flavors. This is ripe and dense with well-integrated tannins and acidity... <strong> #24 on Top 100 of 2011</strong>;Beautifully perfumed this red features rose peony black currant tar and licorice aromas and flavors. This is ripe and dense with well-integrated tannins and acidity that funnel the fruit and savory notes into a long aftertaste. Complex and intense. Best from 2013 through 2026. 1600 cases made. -BS
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2011
I am impressed with the minerals blackberries and dried flowers on the nose. Lavender too. Full body with masses of fruit and tannins yet refined and polished. Incredibly decadent. Made from organic grapes. Please don't... I am impressed with the minerals blackberries and dried flowers on the nose. Lavender too. Full body with masses of fruit and tannins yet refined and polished. Incredibly decadent. Made from organic grapes. Please don't touch this until 2015.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an exciting full-throttle wine bursting with dark fruit mocha chocolate spices roasted coffee beans and spices. The intensity of the fruit builds towards the enveloping round finish... The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an exciting full-throttle wine bursting with dark fruit mocha chocolate spices roasted coffee beans and spices. The intensity of the fruit builds towards the enveloping round finish. Despite its size the wine is already pretty open. I don't think this will be a long-term ager but it should drink very nicely over the medium term. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.
JJB 95
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
Matured for two years in a combination of French casks and barriques. A dark shiny red. This is made in a combination of modern and classic styles. With a complex nose this offers a lot of spice along with cocoa and red... Matured for two years in a combination of French casks and barriques. A dark shiny red. This is made in a combination of modern and classic styles. With a complex nose this offers a lot of spice along with cocoa and red cherry. Rich on the palate without being at all overripe it is very balanced and delicious. A pedal-to-the-metal style of Brunello that really excelled in this vintage. For me this is one of the wines of the vintage. Drink 2012-2022.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2006

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The grape harvest for La Serena Brunello normally occurs during the first two weeks of October. When alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are complete, a period of 2 years follows during which the wine matures traditional barrels of 20 hl (and 10% in 225 l barriques).

Winery

La Serena

The Mantengoli family has owned the La Rasa property in Tuscany since 1933, but it wasn’t until 1988 that Andrea Mantengoli and his brother Marcello became involved in the production of high quality Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino wines. Starting at just 1 hectare of vineyard, the first production of their “La Serena” range was only 2,700 bottles of Brunello. This has since been increased to 30,000 bottles as the organic vineyard has been extended to 8.5 hectares.