2006 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML

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JS 97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2011
Love the nose on this with blackberries sweet tobacco blueberries. Full body with soft and silky tannins and a light jammy finish. Lots of dark fruits. Long finish. Loads going on in this one. Give it three to five years... Love the nose on this with blackberries sweet tobacco blueberries. Full body with soft and silky tannins and a light jammy finish. Lots of dark fruits. Long finish. Loads going on in this one. Give it three to five years. Or more.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino flows with gorgeous layers of dark red fruit. This is one of the more muscular virile wines of the vintage. Slow to reveal its character the Valdicava Brunello will require significant... The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino flows with gorgeous layers of dark red fruit. This is one of the more muscular virile wines of the vintage. Slow to reveal its character the Valdicava Brunello will require significant patience but I have seen the wine blossom beautifully even in the smallest of vintages. A blast of iron smoke tar licorice and new leather inform the deep intense finish. This is a hugely promising brilliant Brunello from proprietor Vincenzo Abbruzzese but it needs to be buried in the cellar for at least a few years. Readers who can't wait should open the wine a few hours in advance which will allow the fruit to emerge. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. 95+ My visit with Vincenzo Abbruzzese was instructive as always. His may very well be the most consistently outstanding wines in vintages 2006-2010. I was especially struck by a lone tank of 2010 Brunello from Montosoli a wine that will probably ultimately be blended into the straight Brunello but that in my view has more than enough pedigree to merit its own bottling.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2011
Though rich and round the cherry black currant and violet flavors in this Brunello are pure and focused. This is beautifully textured displaying bright acidity and refined tannins that drive the long mineral aftertaste... Though rich and round the cherry black currant and violet flavors in this Brunello are pure and focused. This is beautifully textured displaying bright acidity and refined tannins that drive the long mineral aftertaste. Best from 2012 through 2025. 2000 cases imported.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Rich and complex with a long aging future ahead, this beautiful Brunello from Valdicava offers tight, crisp acidity, solid tannins and a bouquet that is richly packed with black fruit, cherry, spice and tobacco aromas... Rich and complex with a long aging future ahead, this beautiful Brunello from Valdicava offers tight, crisp acidity, solid tannins and a bouquet that is richly packed with black fruit, cherry, spice and tobacco aromas. Pair this wine with succulent cuts of beef.
JJB 92
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, October 2016
On the nose, a pithy core of red cherry, strawberry, and plum fruit flavors lifted by anise seed spice and earthy, Tuscan dust notes. The palate starts with an irresistible sweet edge (but never saccharine) to the... On the nose, a pithy core of red cherry, strawberry, and plum fruit flavors lifted by anise seed spice and earthy, Tuscan dust notes. The palate starts with an irresistible sweet edge (but never saccharine) to the concentrated fruit flavors and streamlines into a tense, iron-laced finish with dusty, tight tannins and mouthwatering acidity. Shows just the right amount of rusticity behind the sexy fruit flavors, and is just starting to soften up now with 10 years of age and air. Drink now and easily over the next decade.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2006

Label

Valdicava's philosophy is to work more in the vineyards to express balance and terroir. They like to produce a Brunello that represents the best tradition in structure and aromatics with more elegance, harmony, and fruit. Grapes from their Poggio, Pievecchina, Pratea and Sferracavallo vineyards provide for their primary wine, Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino.

Winery

Valdicava

One of the oldest estates producing Brunello di Montalcino, Valdicava is located in the Montosoli area, famous in Montalcino for wines with great balance of body and aroma. Vincenzo Abbruzzese, owner and winemaker, has been making wine at Valdicava for more than 30 years. He and his family have long-crafted Sangiovese masterpieces, and their Brunellos are considered a benchmark - among the finest in the region. Vincenzo is known to be one of the masters of Brunello due to his passion and intense dedication to the vineyard, and clinical attention to detail at each step of the wine-making process.

Nearly 67 of the 333 acres of the property are dedicated to vines, all strictly Sangiovese. Martini Bramante, Vincenzo Abbruzzese’s grandfather, bought the property in 1953 and began bottling “Brunello Valdicava” in 1968. Today, with the help of Valdicava’s agronomist, Andrea Paoletti, and oenologist Attillio Paglio, Vincenzo has succeeded in bringing his wines to the next level and in establishing a stellar reputation.