It is certainly bittersweet that this wine is the last Brunello that Diego Molinari produced with his own hands, a culmination of his great career. The 2013 vintage is an appropriate coda for Diego in the sense that its long and relatively cool growing season shares more in common with vintages in the 1970's than recent, warmer harvests do. Whatever the context, Diego crafted an extraordinary Brunello that speaks to the nobility of the region and is a testament to his steady hands in the cellar. There is purity in the fruit, a gentle spice character on the nose, and lovely, elegant tannins that are the exception in Montalcino rather than the rule these days. Lush, full, and perfectly in balance, this is a very fine wine indeed. Do not miss it!
Very tight and not that expressive on day one. Much better on day two. Needs time!
Very tight and not that expressive on day one. Much better on day two. Needs time!9.3
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