Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

$95

A juicy, young Brunello with berry, dried mushroom and flower character. Orange peel, too. Full body, firm and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. So complex and beautiful. It goes on for minutes. I love the balance that makes it so enjoyable to try now but it will age for decades ahead... James Suckling

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Ratings on Delectable

Douglas Braun Delectable Pro

2013 vintage red to bricking on the edges brown sugar, jammy fruit , earthy , mushrooms , out of 375 definitely at the end of the mushroom curve

2013 vintage red to bricking on the edges brown sugar, jammy fruit , earthy , mushrooms , out of 375 definitely at the end of the mushroom curve

9.0

George Chen Delectable Pro

Overrated for price!

Overrated for price!

8.7

Shay A Delectable Pro

Monthly WTF wine night with a theme of “something to impress”. As always, wines were tasted blind. This was so young, but it was great to get a feel for where this is going...could be stellar in 5-7yrs. Cardamom, black tea, Dusty and underripe raspberries on the nose. High acid, black cherries, tar and rose petals round out the palate. Needs lots of time. I called this Cabernet Franc from right bank.

Monthly WTF wine night with a theme of “something to impress”. As always, wines were tasted blind. This was so young, but it was great to get a feel for where this is going...could be stellar in 5-7yrs. Cardamom, black tea, Dusty and underripe raspberries on the nose. High acid, black cherries, tar and rose petals round out the palate. Needs lots of time. I called this Cabernet Franc from right bank.

9.2

Pierre Costa Delectable Pro

Flowers and juicy. Firm and soft tannins

Flowers and juicy. Firm and soft tannins

9.8

Douglas Braun Delectable Pro

Damn corked

Damn corked

Mark

Big and bold with lots of earth

Big and bold with lots of earth

9.3

Clive McNish

I have a tough time with Tuscan wine, I’m rarely positively surprised. Chose this one based on high scores and strong reviews but I’m sorry to say that I feel this is overrated. Muted nose, some mushroom and a little fruit, similar to a raspberry infusion. The palate is sharp with tight fruit and very drying tannins. I tried it with and without food and left it until day two to review, but for me not much had changed. I’m sure this will change in years to come but I probably won’t be trying.

I have a tough time with Tuscan wine, I’m rarely positively surprised. Chose this one based on high scores and strong reviews but I’m sorry to say that I feel this is overrated. Muted nose, some mushroom and a little fruit, similar to a raspberry infusion. The palate is sharp with tight fruit and very drying tannins. I tried it with and without food and left it until day two to review, but for me not much had changed. I’m sure this will change in years to come but I probably won’t be trying.

8.7

Scott Soren

My favorite Brunello producer. Hits the mark every time. Earthy nose of freshness. Palate is driven by sun soaked Tuscan raspberries. Traditional minerals of Sangiovese and some burnt wood. Medium plus acidity will allow this to age effortlessly. Tannins present but quite integrated. Just a beautiful wine

My favorite Brunello producer. Hits the mark every time. Earthy nose of freshness. Palate is driven by sun soaked Tuscan raspberries. Traditional minerals of Sangiovese and some burnt wood. Medium plus acidity will allow this to age effortlessly. Tannins present but quite integrated. Just a beautiful wine

9.5

Brian Chambers

Coronavirus birthday vintage 2013. Cheers Jimbo, Miss ya bud.

Coronavirus birthday vintage 2013. Cheers Jimbo, Miss ya bud.

9.4

Bre Kol

Favorite of the night

Favorite of the night

9.5

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