Gianni Brunelli 2009 Brunello di Montalcino, "Le Chiuse di Sotto, Tuscany Italy
Vinous.com rating: 93..."The estate's 2009 Brunello di Montalcino shows, once again, it is one of the best wines of the year. Bright red stone fruit, pomegranate, mint, spice, rose petal overtones meld together in an effortless, gracious Brunello built on pure texture. The rich, layered finish is a thing of beauty. I have tasted Brunelli's 2009 on multiple occasions since last year. It never fails to deliver the goods, not to mention considerable pleasure."