Monday, August 3, 2009

93 and 95 point Brunellos: $1 per bottle shipping with purchase of a mixed case

2004 Collelceto Brunello di Montalcino and 2004 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino and 2004 Brunello Mixed Case

A few months ago, we were talking about the '04 Brunellos and how much we were looking forward to getting them in stock. The Collelceto and the Il Poggione were both on our list. We knew they were going to be huge hits, validated by Wine Advocate's scores of 93 and 95 points respectively. We have about 400 bottles of each, so get your hands on one. Not sure which one to get? Put together a mixed case and get $1 per bottle shipping.

Reviews: 2004 Collelceto Brunello di Montalcino-93 Points, Wine Advocate

The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals superior clarity and delineation in its black cherries, violets, licorice, spices and new leather in a style that artfully balances a very ripe expression of fruit with firm structure. This vibrant Brunello offers terrific length and compelling inner perfume that never trails off. The tannins build on the finish, so a few additional years of bottle age seem prudent. This is a superb effort from proprietor Elia Palazzesi and may very well be his finest wine yet. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.

2004 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino-95 Points, Wine Advocate

The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is awesome. This finessed, regal Brunello flows onto the palate with seamless layers of perfumed fruit framed by silky, finessed tannins. The wine remains extremely primary at this stage, and its full range of aromas and flavors have yet to emerge, but the sheer pedigree of this Brunello is unmistakable. The elegant, refined finish lasts an eternity, and subtle notes of menthol, spices, licorice and leather add final notes of complexity. The estate's 2004 Brunello is a wine to buy and bury in the deepest corner of the cellar. Brunello is never inexpensive, but this is the real deal, and in relative terms, it is one of the world's great values in fine, cellar worthy wine. Incredibly, there are 18,000+ cases of the 2004 Brunello, so it should be fairly easy to source in various markets. The Brunello is made from four vineyards ranging from 250 to 400 meters in altitude, all in Sant'Angelo in Colle. The wines from the various vineyards were aged separately in French oak casks prior to being assembled and bottled. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2034.

2004 Collelceto Brunello di Montalcino
Price: $39.99
Reg.: $49.99

2004 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino
Price: $59.99
Reg.: $79.99

Brunello di Montalcino Mixed Case
Price: $599.88
Reg.: $719.88

--$1/bottle shipping on a case

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