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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Valdicava 2008

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Vincenzo Abbruzzese's deep understanding of Brunello and obsessive pursuit of quality have resulted in some of the greatest Brunelli produced in the last ten years. The consistency in quality of his wines is unsurpassed. Again with the 2008 vintage we are confronted with Brunello that is pure and balanced, and with power as exhilarating and beautiful as that of a thoroughbred stallion.

"A complex mix of savory herbs, plums black cherries, leather and sweet spices emerges from the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. Beautifully layered from start to the finish, the 2008 impresses for its exceptional balance and finesse. Its mid-weight style will likely come as a surprise to Valdicava fans, but all the elements come together in the glass. Proprietor Vincenzo Abbruzzese describes 2008 as a solid vintage across the board, but without the peaks of quality that would have allowed him to make the flagship Madonna del Piano. Instead. Abbruzzese bottled just one Brunelli, and it is fabulous. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028." 93/100 Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Dark chocolate with plums and hints of mahogany on the nose. Full body, with soft tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Refined and delicious. Structured for the vintage. Drink or hold" 94/100 James Suckling

"The 2008 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino is another fantastic showing from this prestigious estate, offering rustic aromas of dried cherries, plums, damp earth, spices, leather and pretty floral notes providing a beautiful fresh element. This demonstrates remarkable focus and amazing structure; supported by gorgeous fine, silky tannins. The finish is probably the most impressive element of this Brunello, as things firm up and become ultra-long and chewy. Vincenzo Abbruzzese has done an outstanding job with this 2008, but some patience will be required as it will be at its best after a few years of bottle age. (Best 2016-2028) - 94/100 August, 2013 (JD) Top 100 Wines of 2013 and Wine of the Week, International Wine Report