93/100 – Wine Spectator rating for our Brunello Riserva 2008
This is Bruce Sanderson’s description <<This ripe juicy Brunello offers plenty of sweet cherry and licorice flavors. The tannins are assertive but overall this is balance. All the elements come together on long finish of briar and tobacco. Best drinking time between 2017 and 2023>>
93/100 is the maximum rating given to a Riserva 2008 Brunello di Montalcino, and we share this wonderful result with La Gerla, Mastrojanni – Vigna Loreto and Poggio Antico.
Bruce Sanderson, the wine critic who, for the last four years has tasted all the Brunellos, spent his first working years in the wine trade, and has been working for 21 years for Wine Spectator where he is one of the “Senior Editors” and he manages the entire “tasting department”. He is consequently the most authoritative taster of this prestigious American
magazine and his choice in tasting Brunello underlines the importance of this wine in a worldwide wine panorama. In the interview given to MontalcinoNews during the last Vinitaly Sanderson confirms the importance of Brunello on the American market and its increase in the last 25 years tank to the hard work by the producers in the vineyard and in the cellar.
Looking at his Twitter account, with 3.321 followers, we find many photos and few comments , with a manifestation of a positive , open and sociable personality who puts wine in all
the aspects of his life living it as a passion and not only as a job. So his Twitter images tell of the people he metts out of his work appointments and show traces of his trip to Montalcino last May. Shame to have never been able to meet him , such a person can only be interesting!