Our final wine at the 22nd Virtual Wine Tasting event was the capstone of our Italian themed night. We had tried three new-to-the-group varietals so I wanted to circle back to familiar roots with a Sangiovese from Brunello. The tasters got the usual cherry and tar that we expected plus black and white pepper, iron, brine and (unfortunately) stewed prune and stewed apricot which told me the wine was already fading fast. On the palate this fear was confirmed by the light-bodied nature of the wine that had low to medium tannins, medium acidity and a short finish. The flavors we got were cherry, briny salt and iron. I was hoping for some leather, tobacco, dried herbs- alas it was not to be. A massive disappointment for me personally as I always hope for 1 home run wine per tasting. At $70 this 90 pointer only gets 2 stars from me. Drink now if you have any. Salut….
Talenti Pian di Conte Riserva 2013, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Italy
22 Monday Nov 2021