La Velona Brunello Di Montalcino 2004

Brunello Brunello
Tuscany, Italy

$39.95 (181321)

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91 pts
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October 16, 2010

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This comes across as a more traditional style of Brunello from the great 2004 vintage, already showing a dark...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Another wonderful Brunello from the exceptional 2004 vintage. Brilliant, dark garnet in colour, the ’04 La Velona...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

The 2004 Brunellos are advancing quickly. This is a mature red with a classic nose of dried brush, leather, herbs,...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

Located between Castelnuovo dell'Abate and Monte Amiata Scalo, this Brunello is from one of the hotter areas of...

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Community Reviews (3)

Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Really good Brunello from a great vintage.

Still young but already starting to brick around the edges. Great nose, herbal, dense dark fruit, earthy/woodsy, anise....so nice.

Medium-full bodied, good extraction, perfect density of fruit and tannin to match. Lot's going on and very well balanced. Long finish.

Surprisingly drinkable right now, but this really should spend at least 3 more years in the bottle (depending on your taste) and last many more after that.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2004 La Velona, made up of 100% Sangiovese that has been aged in Slovenia oak for more than 3 years, is medium bodied with nice aromas of integrated black fruit, thyme, cedar and liquorice (funny that no matter how I tried, I could not pinpoint which black fruit may add to the complexity - seems that other reviewers had similar problems). Tannins are refined to tannic (decant for more than 1 hour to allow the wine to fully open) and the finish is long and smooth. This wine will be at its best from 2012 to 2016 and beyond. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts - tasted Oct/10.

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Randy Schuyler
Randy Schuyler

A stained dark ruby colour and a nice fruity nose. Full body up front but falls off during the finish. Tannins abound but are not overbearing. Being a fan of fruit forward, full-bodied powerhouses, I normally stay away from sangiovese-based wines but this offering has convinced me to enjoy some more Brunellos.

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