Super-model thin, all legs and tautness across areas typically reserved for supple womanly curves. Luxardo maraschino cherry and sweet peach meets compost pile covered in lush weeds in a black-lacquer strut down a glaring catwalk. Deep-seated oak infatuation strengthens the resumé. Elegant spice exists to prove the point this wine is not purposely trying to insult you, it’s just smarter than you and the sooner you realize it the happier you will be. The light garnet doesn’t come through in the mouth in any sort of tired or oxidized fashion, just terse fruit–generously ripe–but balanced to the side of restraint. A wretchedly tannic last memory attempts desperately to make you forget how good she tasted but it’s too late.
HOW this is possibly 15-oh I will never understand! Another Last Bottle Wines winner drinking at PRIME.
2012 LA FORTUNA Brunello Di Montalcino Italy 15.0