2008 Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino

"Mid ruby with orange-tinged rim. Savoury and a little herbal/vegetal but quite compelling. Loads of grainy tannin structuring sweet fruit while becoming a little dry on the finish. A little bit of age will improve that, no doubt. Drink 2014 to 2020. (WS)" (01/13) 16+ out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages WINERY: "The Lecciaia purchased by Mauro Pacini in 1983, transformed and equipped with the most advanced winemaking techniques, Azienda Agricola is young but in full respect of ancient traditions of Brunello di Montalcino. Situated in the locality Vallafrico the border with the oldest and most prestigious farms in Montalcino , where the particular location, the soil structure and the goodness of the microclimate in the past have allowed the birth of the prestigious Brunello wine." "It covers 60 hectares including forests, olive groves and 15 hectares of vineyards of which more than half enrolled in the production of Brunello . The rest are dedicated to the production of other wines with structure, character and exceptional taste." - Winery This was also rated 89 points by the Wine Enthusiast and 88 points by the International Wine Cellar. [+]