Wine Spectator 93 points - Good deep medium red. Highly complex, slightly musky aromas of red berries, spices, minerals, incense, iron and graphite; quite Burgundian. Silky on entry, then sharply delineated and vibrant in the middle, with a sappy, rather imploded character suggesting more to come. This very young and structured wine finishes with excellent grip and slowly emerging notes of leather, chocolate, iron and underbrush. It's a shame that more 2004 Brunellos can't match this wine for clarity of flavor or back-end thrust.
2004 PERTIMALI LIVIO SASSETTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
"Candied plum notes, with hints of flowers and mushroom, follow through to a full-bodied palate, with very soft, juicy tannins and lightly grilled meat, berry and fresh shiitake mushroom flavors. A decadent style. Best from 2010 through 2015" Wine Spectator 93 points
Unusual for the zone, a Pertimali Brunello is almost Burgundian in style - in youth the wines can be somewhat unforthcoming, but as they mature they unfold beautifully.
The wine is characterized by seductive fragrance of violets, blackberry and cherry fruits, and spice, with a lengthy, fascinating palate.
|Wine maker notes
|Soil type: Friable, clayey marl, sandstone
Vinification and ageing: Maceration on the skins and alcoholic fermentation in steel with temperature control, malolactic fermentatin in steel, ageing in Slavonian oak casks (35 Hl) for 36 months. Cellaring in the bottle for 6 months