Biondi Santi   Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

By Biondi Santi

2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva from Biondi Santi, Tuscany, Italy

An Italian symphony in a bottle, the 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva from Biondi Santi strides to the foreground of the fine wines from Italy stage. Hailing from Montalcino's ethereal terroir, Biondi Santi's distinct microclimate endowed this 2006 vintage with exceptional characteristics.

 

Harmonious Maturation, An Emblem of Elegance

The 2006 growing season provided unique conditions, allowing the grapes to endure gradual ripening, resulting in a wine of extraordinary complexity. The Biondi Santi Riserva stands out within this vintage as an embodiment of expert viticulture and skilful winemaking. It’s a masterstroke that seasoned investors will appreciate for its potential appreciating value.

Upon tasting, you'll be greeted by a harmonious orchestration of tart wild cherries, leather and aromatic spices – it is undoubtedly the virtuoso performance of the year.

 

Nature's Grace,Vineyard's Virtue

The climatic conditions of 2006 resoundingly favoured fine wine production. An idyllic summer followed by an equally generous autumn accorded ample time for the Sangiovese Grosso berries - famously known as 'Brunello' when grown on this unique Tuscan soil - to reach optimal maturity.

This evocative weather imprint carries forward into the glass where every sip captures nuances of that unforgettable year. This makes 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva not only an irresistible culinary delight but a compelling investment opportunity in the fine wine marketplace.

 

Iconic Vintage Meets Age-Worthy Elegance

Like a well-written opera, the 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva from Biondi Santi flows with captivating drama, bursting with rich characters of lush fruit and engaging tannins. It’s a wine that evokes an enduring sense of the extraordinary 2006 vintage, a stirring encore to your discerning palate. For those with an interest in fine wine investments, this elegant expression of aged Brunello di Montalcino bears promise of substantive returns.

Current market price

$8,990.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

299.44

Scores and tasting notes

98

This is a re-release of a wine that first hit the market some seven years ago. The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is being reintroduced to the market, with only 2,500 bottles. This is a stunning wine that absolutely merits this considerable score increase. Made when dottore Franco Biondi Santi was alive and very present in the winery, this wine shows spectacular elegance and finesse, articulated with fine aromas of forest berry, blue flower, eucalyptus and lightly barbecued smoke. The wine shows extreme Sangiovese elegance and purity, and while the wine is almost fragile in approach, it ultimately reveals more brawn, volume and staying-power than anticipated.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 31 July 2019

Vintage performance