Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2014
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Good medium red-ruby. Redcurrant, spices, tobacco and a suggestion of vanilla plus candied fruits on the nose. An earthy and spicy midweight with savory dark plum and redcurrant flavors complicated by licorice and menthol on the nicely persistent finish. This turns a bit dry on the back end, with the rising tannins becoming a bit tough.
Light-bodied and lacy, this red offers cherry, strawberry and sweet spice flavors, with hints of earth, iron and tobacco. Balanced, with a moderately long finish. Drink now through 2028.
Aromas of coconut, French oak and red berry carry over to the rather lean palate along with dried sour cherry, espresso and exotic spice. Bright acidity and dusty, drying tannins provide the setting.