Today I received an exciting shipment from Wine Access of 2 mystery boxes containing 6 reds (all European) and 6 whites (mostly European).
Due to some inspiration from various Instagram followers that love to point out that I predominantly drink New World, I’ve been on a quest to expand my Old World repertoire and I think this is an excellent start.
Head to the “wine access” highlight in my Instagram profile to see the full unboxing, but in the meantime I wanted to talk about this Brunello.
Out of all the bottles, this is the one I gravitated to most for multiple reasons, including Sangiovese being a favorite for me as of late. After doing more research, it’s a clear winner.
“Robert Parker had the first and last word on the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino class, declaring it the “top vintage of the new millennium” — in fact it is his highest scoring Brunello vintage ever! For a perfect example of this exceptional vintage, look no further than the 2010 Le Macioche, Brunello di Montalcino. James Suckling, Tuscany’s most influential critic, loved its “full body and chewy yet polished tannins,” and gushed over its “wonderful depth and character” in his passionate 94-point review.
The 2010 Le Macioche, Brunello di Montalcino is deep red in color. Gorgeous aromatically, featuring an exquisite mix of plum, blackberry, cigar tobacco, and licorice. Rich, tightly wound, and high-toned, brooding and seductive on the mid-palate, filled with crushed red and black fruits and a dash of black pepper, finishing with great length and persistence. Drink now-2040.”
I’m looking forward to letting this one settle after shipping and will share more details on these wines here and on my Instagram @vinylsandvinos!