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Oriel Brunello di Montalcino Altezza 2000

February 20, 2012

This is another wine review by Steve R Morse and Tom Occkiogrosso in Fort Lauderdale.  Oriel is a unique wine concept where the financial backers invest in individual winemaking projects around the globe.  You will find (or I should say IF you find) beautiful handcrafted wines from California, Australia, Spain, Italy and more.  Today Tom and I popped the cork on one of our last remaining bottles of 2000 Oriel Brunello.  We would have been happy just to keep our noses in the glass for most of the day.  Old world romance in a bottle.  Sangiovese expressed the way it was meant to be.  Yes, it started out a little closed in the glass, but within an hour, it relaxed and turned to silk on the palate.  Adequate structure frames the fruit on this, and it shoul hold up for awhile longer, although I don’t think it will evolve much further.  Definitely spiced cocoa and mellow fruit here.  Medium bodied and garnet in color.  A winner all around.

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