Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2007
Another good value Italian that has come up for sale recently is the 2007 Brunello from Andrea Cortonesi’s Uccelliera estate. Richer, and more powerful than the wines from Cortonesi’s Voliero estate, Uccelliera is a fine example of a traditionally dramatic and expressive Brunello which in this vintage makes for attractive early drinking. At £155 per 6 on the Exchange, the price is hugely sensible compared to many similar scoring wines. The Brunello from Poggio di Sotto, for example, while likely to be a more long-lived example, commands almost 3 times the price of these bottles, making them look rather compelling.
'The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is lush, sweet and inviting. Today the 2007 doesn’t quite have the sheer visceral thrill and excitement of the 2006, but it more than makes up for that with its early approachability. Dark red berries, spices and crushed flowers are layered into the finish. There is plenty of volume but not a lot of structure. The 2007 Brunello was made from three separate parcels with different altitudes and exposures. Malolactic fermentation was done in steel and the wine was aged in a combination of casks and neutral small French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.'
94 Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate
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