TN: 2011 Stella di Compalto BdM Riserva

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TN: 2011 Stella di Compalto BdM Riserva

#1 Post by R. Frankel » March 15th, 2019, 12:23 pm

Never had this producer before, ordered over dinner. Note below. Very impressive, great with Elk Ragu Papperdelle.

P&P though deserves a decant. One of the best young Brunellos I’ve had. Intoxicating nose of dark fruit, earth, hints of smoke and spice. Very forward for a young BdM (the vintage?) is packed with dark red fruit, pepper, spices, a hint of leather. Very very long, good acid, a little tannin and great balance. Somehow is delicate while also packing a very Brunello-esque punch. Stunning. 93
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#2 Post by AAgrawal » March 15th, 2019, 1:10 pm

I visited them on my honeymoon to Tuscany, and they make incredible wines. I loved the few that I tried. The only unfortunate thing is that they are so expensive in the US...
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#3 Post by R. Frankel » March 15th, 2019, 8:54 pm

Ashish funny that you visited them. How did you choose them?
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#4 Post by AAgrawal » March 15th, 2019, 9:52 pm

R. Frankel wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Ashish funny that you visited them. How did you choose them?
One of my wine friends who visits Tuscany each year set up the visit! I'm glad they did... the wines were great and the winemaker was very friendly and educational.
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#5 Post by Keith A k e r s » March 17th, 2019, 11:04 am

AAgrawal wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 9:52 pm
R. Frankel wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Ashish funny that you visited them. How did you choose them?
One of my wine friends who visits Tuscany each year set up the visit! I'm glad they did... the wines were great and the winemaker was very friendly and educational.


she's a wonderful visit and chock full of knowledge. Made me fall even more in love with her wines as that's still one of my favorite visits to any winery that I've been to

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#6 Post by Rob Weaver » March 17th, 2019, 1:19 pm

These are stella-r wines. I just wish they were more available. The 2010 bottling of this remains the best brunello I have yet had. I have 3 magnums left and they are going to be killer 5-10 years from now.

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#7 Post by Dav1d S@wyer » March 18th, 2019, 8:59 pm

AAgrawal wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 9:52 pm
R. Frankel wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Ashish funny that you visited them. How did you choose them?
One of my wine friends who visits Tuscany each year set up the visit! I'm glad they did... the wines were great and the winemaker was very friendly and educational.
Timely note. Thanks! Heading to Tuscany in May and want to try to taste here. I’ve heard great things.

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#8 Post by Matt M . » March 24th, 2019, 10:38 am

Anybody have the 2008 vintage recently?
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