2008 La Gerla Brunello Di Montalcino

"Deep ruby with orange rim. A little bit grubby and stalky on the nose, but could just be reductive. This hinders the fruit on the palate to come out. Drying finish. Drink 2013 to 2017. (WS)" 14.5 points out of 20, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages Wine: "Opens with a gorgeous bouquet of dark raspberries, flowers, tobacco and French oak, that melds seamlessly onto the palate, where this sweet, layered wine reveals its considerable pedigree. Deceptively medium in body, this expansive, vibrant wine offers tons of fruit supported by ripe, firm tannins. The finish is long, sweet and fresh." - Importer La Gerla: "The La Gerla property is situated at 320 metres above sea level, on the gentle slopes below Montalcino. This small wine estate has established itself as one of the great crus in this territory in the heart of Tuscany, delineated by the Orcia and Ombrone valleys. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why, in recent years, La Gerla has received consensus and high points in the best guides and trade publications, as well as appreciation in wine stores and restaurants. Could it be that our clients, when they taste a glass of Brunello Birba, perceive in the bouquet, some of the love of those that made the wine?" - Importer This was also rated 89 points by the International Wine Cellar. [+]