La Fortuna 2011 Brunello
shows us the elegant and nuanced side of Sangiovese,
which can be harnessed even in a challenging vintage like this. Despite the
warm growing season, this wine has outstanding depth and precision. On the
nose, a relaxed flow from the glass gives us aromas of dark cherry, rose
petals, and wild berries, intertwined with lingering hints of earth, Tuscan
balsamic herbs, licorice, sandalwood, and fresh leather, and a whiff of cellar
floor lead the way. On the palate, it has plummy and juicy flavors and hints of
coffee and white pepper, wrapped by assertive, solid, and dusty tannins. The
texture grabs your attention: it is not dense, but energetic. This vintage is
less fruity than usual: it is more complex and developed.
The word layered would be too simple
for this enchanting wine!
Best from now to the next 10 years.
Pair it with red meat dishes and
points James Suckling
90 points Robert Parker's Wine