Wine Spectator gives my Brunello Prime Donne 2010 96/100
How exciting! Only 20 Brunello in the Insider and only 4 in the “hot wines”. Mine is in second position with a splendid rating of 96/100
The ratings by the most read and most authoritative American wine magazine start their journey towards the podium starting from a minimum of 50-74 for the not recommendable wines, then there are the mediocre ones (75-79), the good ones (80-84) the very good ones (85-89). And finally the champions (90-94) and the summit or rather, the classical wines rated between 95 and 100 points.
So, our Brunello Prime Donne 2010 is a vino CLASSICO that would mean an icon such as the works by Raffaello, Mozart, Petrarca … Maybe I’m being a bit presumptuous with these comparisons? It must be aid though that the search for harmony does countersign all my wines but especially the Brunello and this does make the word “Classic” quite apt.
The description written by Bruce Sanderson, Tasting Director, who joined Wine Spectator in 1993, is to be framed. Here is how he recounts his sensations <<Features terrific fruit, with forthcoming aromas and flavours of cherry, raspberry and plum, accented by liquorice, leather and tobacco details that add depth. Well-structured, but stays balanced and precise, adding mineral and woodsy elements on the finish. Excellent length. Best from 2019 through 2035>>.
The result of this excellent rating has been a surge of orders from abroad, especially from the US and Canada.