"The 2004 vintage, in my opinion, is one of the finest vintages of Brunello I have seen in a very long time. The quality of the fruit, from near perfect growing conditions, was exceptional and produced wines of both power and grace. For the most part, the wines showcased excellent structure balanced by high-toned fruit and acidity. This is truly a vintage that will reward its owner’s pleasurable consumption for more than a decade." Brian Maxwell, Italian Wine Buyer
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Vintage Chart updated in January pegged the 2004 vintage in Tuscany at 96 points which is a higher mark than 2001 and 1997! The Wine Spectator rated the vintage at 92-97 points.
"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino, tasted from tank, could not be more different than the 2003 in its personality and sheer class. This vibrant, aromatic Brunello possesses terrific length in its perfumed fruit with ripe, sweet tannins that are beautifully woven into its frame. The 2004 Brunello shows tons of detail and clarity in a compelling and utterly irresistible style. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. 91-94 points." -- Antonio Galloni
This is a pre-arrival offering and the wines are all due to arrive in the late Spring.
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