2009 Colleoni, Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscan Red, Italy.
Kermit Lynch’s prized new Italian producer from Montalcino is really living up to the hype and are proving to be the great new find for Brunello, but their “Baby Brunello” Rosso di Montalcino is a wonderfully rich and complex wine in it’s own right and deserves almost equal attention. At a recent Tuscan tasting, this Colleoni Rosso (Sangiovese Grossso, Montalcino) and the Montevertine (Mostly Sangiovese, from Radda in Chianti) stood out, and the level of concentration and depth on this 2009 Colleoni Rosso di Montalcino was utterly mind-blowing, as was the Burgundy like complexity and earthy nose. The Colleoni Rosso is full and creamy on the palate with vivid black cherry, plum and wild strawberry notes with cedar, blonde sweet tobacco leaf, truffle and anise plus a burst of acidity, mineral and herbal tea spiciness. This wine shows super refined tannins and lavish texture with a long finish that lingers with dried flowers and red currant fruit.
($45 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive
Avail at www.sfwtc.com ($42.95)