Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Loreto 2013
|Italy, Tuscany, Rosso di Montalcino
Round and saturated with cherry, strawberry, leather, iron and earth flavors, this red is vivid and well-built. It's focused too, with a long earth, underbrush and mineral aftertaste. Best from 2022 through 2037. 100 cases imported.
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Loreto is a darkly saturated and finely textured expression of Sangiovese from a cool and graceful vintage. The bouquet sings loud with dark cherry and blackberry followed by spice, leather and cured tobacco. There are plenty of balsam and floral highlights to add subtle detailing at the back. This is a great example of the elegance achieved in 2013. Only 7,560 bottles were made.
New leather, underbrush, dried mint and balsamic aromas lead the nose. It's firm and full bodied, offering dried Morello cherry, licorice and tobacco alongside youthfully austere tannins. Give the tannins several years to unwind then drink up before the remaining fruit evaporates.