Canalicchio Franco Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2013
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a free-flowing and delicate expression of Sangiovese from a well-balanced vintage. The wine imparts variety-driven aromas of cassis, wild strawberry, cola, licorice and pressed violets. The bouquet treads with light and quiet footprints. The mouthfeel is a bit more abrupt, with sour cherry flavors and bright acidity that resets the palate. Some 20,000 bottles were made. Compared to past vintages, this wine appears a tiny bit more timid and subtle.
You'll need a few swirls of the glass before this releases subtle earthy aromas of truffle, porcini mushroom, leather and chopped aromatic herb. The austere palate is equally restrained, offering suggestions of raw red berry and hints of powdered sage and clove. Racy acidity and taut tannins provide a tight framework.