2009 Brunello di Montalcino Annata
By Biondi Santi
2009 Brunello di Montalcino Annata from Biondi Santi, Italy
Stepping into the limelight is the radiant 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Annata from Biondi Santi. A remarkable representative of the sophisticated Italian Brunellos, this vintage firmly encases itself in the pantheon of indispensable fine wines from Italy. Biondi Santi, a stellar Italian wine producer, has bestowed upon us an impeccable testament to its craftsmanship with this 2009 Annata.
Capturing the elegance of Sun-Dappled Terroir
A fine Brunello from a vivacious vintage such as 2009 announces itself with subtle decadence and profound intensity. As opposed to its predecessors, this maestro of viniculture exhibits a remarkable ripeness, attributed to the favourably warm climatic conditions of that year. This 2009 expression masterfully captures the quintessence of Montalcino’s sun-dappled terroir, embodying a harmonious marriage of power and finesse.
Engage in a captivating olfactory voyage propelled by unfolding layers of dried berries, plum, and exotic spice bathed in Tuscan sunlight. Allow a sip to bewitch your senses, where the poised acidity dances along an undercurrent of enduring tannic grip.
Fulfilling the Investment thirst
The desirability of the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Annata for wine investors lies not only in its sensual allure but also in its rewarding investment potential. Biondi Santi's reputation for crafting expressive and meticulous wines significantly elevates its resilience and longevity in the competitive global fine wine market.
Undeniably captivating, this sumptuous 2009 vintage expounds an intricate mesh of subdued earthiness and pulsating fruit notes in an enthralling storytelling of its origin - a veracious vinous illustration that holds a candle to the noble Italian craftsmanship.
Stepping into the limelight
The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Annata from Biondi Santi shines brightly on the grand stage. A symphony of elegance wrapped in opulence, this wine is a captivating narrative of a fine vintage, imbued with the spirit of the terrain and fervent devotion that can only be found in Montalcino's lavish vineyard slopes. This is not merely a tribute to winemaking - it's an investment into an emblematic testament of Montalcino's viticultural prowess.
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Scores and tasting notes
The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Annata is a beautiful wine laced with ethereal balsam tones, licorice, cola, dark fruit and forest floor. The acidity is evident but well-integrated within the thick textural richness of the wine. It closes slowly and quietly with a surprising flurry of delicate floral notes that pop up at the end. This well-built wine will hold for many years. Drink: 2017-2030. Perhaps the most iconic image in Montalcino is that of the lanky Franco Biondi Santi walking, cane in hand, down the cypress-lined drive that leads to his beloved Il Greppo estate. It's painful to think he no longer exists in that tight corridor of shade between the trees. The Brunello pioneer died in April 2013, at 92 years of age. Today, the imposing figure who greets you past the tree line belongs to his son, Jacopo Biondi Santi. The legacy of this estate and the guardianship of Montalcino-s most prized wine tradition now rests squarely on his shoulders. "I'm not afraid to say it," Jacopo confides: "I'm daunted by the enormity of this responsibility." This conversation was the single most precious moment I experienced during my last trip to Montalcino. Like many others, I was concerned about the generational shift at Il Greppo. Dottore Biondi Santi did everything himself and who could ever take his place? More importantly: Would the wines change? My exchange with Jacopo and that glimmer of vulnerability assured me that Il Greppo would be just fine. Jacopo has made some small tweaks in the winery. Most notably he brought his bladder press over from Castello di Montepo to replace his father's traditional press. Otherwise, the Old World formality of the winery is exactly the same. Importer: Vision Wine & Spirits, www.visionwineandspirits.com
Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 26 February 2014