Tuesday night TNs: Brunelli & Pork Ragu ;^)

  • 2009 Podere Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Tre Vigne - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (4/14/2020)
    Ripe red fruits on the palate - this was a hot year in Brunello, and in my experience the wines are already showing signs of maturity - a vintage for current drinking while your 10’s and 06’s round into shape.

The nose is brooding, a mix of earthy red & black fruit. Very likable tonight, but less than stellar.

Better on the nose than the palate, although tonight I definitely prefer this to the Salicutti. Elegant and medium-bodied, good persistence and acidity.

For reasons that I’ve never fully understood, 2011 remains the only vintage where Stella named bottlings after her daughters - perhaps it was a birth year/day wine of some sort?

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