2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
By Biondi Santi
2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva from Biondi Santi
The year 2001 graced us with a vintage that stands apart from its peers, the 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva from Biondi Santi. This captivating and elegant expression of Sangiovese hails from the esteemed vineyards nestled amidst the undulating terroirs of Montalcino in Tuscany. Notably, this particular year gifted viticulturists favourable climatic conditions, consolidating the exceptional reputation of Brunello di Montalcino as a pinnacle among Italy's fine wines.
An enchanting display from an iconic year
With an unhurried ripening period characterizing the vintage, the concentration of flavours in the resulting grapes was exquisite. The 2001 Riserva captures this eloquently with its deep garnet hue and aromas that unfurl intriguingly with hints of ripe forest fruits and sous-bois underlined by a subtle tarry note. Its complexity is a delightful ploy to tug at the heartstrings of discerning wine investors and connoisseurs alike.
Paying testament to the winemaking savoir-faire of Biondi Santi, this Brunello Riserva overflows with an opulence that allows it to command a prestigious place amongst choice investments in the world of fine wines.
Essence of an exceptional vintage
Note by note, one experiences defined undertones of dried cherries, tobacco, leather and violets adroitly mingling. On the palate, it marries finesse with an assertive structure, exhibiting harmonious layers of flavour incised with bright acidity and robust tannins - hallmarks of its eminent longevity.
Make no mistake: this 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a fine wine worthy of patient cellaring, with the promise of exceptional returns on investment as it continues to evolve and delight with age.
2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva: prime choice amongst Italian fine wines
To savor the 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva from Biondi Santi is to participate in a timeless dialogue between the virtues of tradition and the influence of nature—a unique symphony for the senses that defines it firmly as one of Italy's most treasured fine wines. For the sophisticated investor, it is a revered vintage bearing the signature seal of a distinguished terroir, forged through years of perfecting a delicate balance between patience, expertise, and the vagaries of nature.
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Scores and tasting notes
Biondi-Santi’s 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is just as terrific in bottle as it was when I tasted it from cask last year. A dark, translucent red, it reveals superb freshness in its aromatics, with notes of small red fruits, spices, flowers, mint and anise that you could get lost in. It is perhaps less rewarding on the palate today, but its class is amply evident in the purity of its fruit and silkiness of its tannins. This is a wine built for tertiary development that will occur over the following years and decades. Readers who appreciate classically built, age-worthy wines and have the time to wait will find much to admire. In the meantime, this Brunello is all about potential, and there is plenty of that here. It is a great effort. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2041. Importer: Shaw-Ross, Miramar, FL; tel. (954) 430-5020
Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 30 October 2007