TN: 2006 Agostina Pieri Brunello di Montalcino

  • 2006 Agostina Pieri Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (1/13/2018)
    Pours a med>med+ brick red, clear. Initial aromas are of damp and dusty soil, some vitamin B, plum, savory, blackberry, talc, and on the fringe, the prettiest blue and purple flowers, bright and fresh. The entry is medium-bodied, the palate is both broad and deep. There’s a touch of warmth on the long finish (served this at 62F), but it’s more a warm blanket than a stoked fire; it caresses. By the one hour open mark, some citrus and red apple skin, and lactic had emerged on the nose, with the palate continuing (still) to add depth, layers. Red>Black fruited, very good sense of place, with just enough acidity to keep the firm tannins and fruit in balance. This can go another decade+, but it’s also really good right now; structured, balanced. Superb value, and a true beauty at the 2 hr mark; better with aeration (2-3 hours). Could be enjoyed on its own, but really(!) shines with food; as good or better on night two. 14,0% abv., thru 2029. recommended+

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Huge fan of Agostina Pieri. Have a ton of the 2008-2012 stashed away at the moment. Local Montalcino shop just put the 13 up for sale.