2008 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino

Scores: 90+ CT:90.7 JR:15 RP:91 WS:91 AVG: 86
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Unit: 75cl

The Sesta di Sopera estate dates back to the 1200's. The current owners acquired the winery in 1980 and have revitalised the estate, planting new grapes and bringing new techniques to the grape growing and wine making. The Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is their flagship wine, consistently winning awards from wine Spectator and more. It is matured for a minimum of 24 months in Slovenian oak barrels and is only now becoming ready to drink.
, Jul 2013, 15
Mid ruby with orange rim. Oak and liqueur-like fruit. Shoe polish. A little one-dimensional. (WS)

, Jun 2013, 91
Sesta di Sopra’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is rather closed in its aromatics, but is more expressive on the palate, where layers of dark red fruit come alive. Smoke, tar, licorice, scorched earth and smoke add an attractive element of gravitas on the finish. Deceptively medium in body, the 2008, nevertheless, packs a serious punch. The long, superbly delineated finish bodes well for the future, but the 2008 needs time in bottle to settle down a bit more. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.

, Sep 2013, 91
A dense, smoothly textured red, sporting cherry, tobacco, underbrush and spice flavors. Tight, lively and on the elegant side, with the potential for medium-term aging. Fine length. Best from 2015 through 2024. 345 cases made.–BS

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Type Red Wine 紅酒
Grapes Sangiovese
Country Italy
Wine Region Tuscany
Sub region Montalcino
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Producer Sesta di Sopra

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