100% Sangiovese from Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy.
SRP of $39 and purchased for $25 (Saturday Splurge).
From Cameron Hughes:
"Lot 372 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is from one of Tuscany’s most prestigious producers and is considered a leader amongst the Brunelli. This wine was purchased already bottled as a “shiner” and under the producer’s label scored 94 and 93 from The Wine Spectator, Robert Parker and The Wine Enthusiast but not necessarily in that order. Any way you slice it it’s a highly regarded bottle of wine from a highly regarded producer. Here is your chance to grab world class Brunello for a fraction of its normal price - grab this by the case and drink now and over the next 20 years.
There are few things we like more than Italian wine here at The Reverse Wine Snob, so when it comes time to splurge we look for the best. Brunello is right at the top of that list, but unfortunately even the cheapest ones can still be expensive. We don't let that stop us however! Thanks to the lower prices inherent in the Cameron Hughes model and a 35% off sale plus free shipping, we were able to snag this one for just $5 over our normal limit -- a steal for Brunello.
The 2007 Cameron Hughes Lot 372 Brunello di Montalcino begins with wonderfully deep, dark aromas of blackberry, plum, black cherry, spice box, super savory herbs, perfumed floral notes and more. It needs a few hours to decant but when it opens up it doesn't get much better than this. All those wonderful flavors from the nose carry over when tasting this delicious wine along with a little leather and licorice. Dry grippy tannins lead into the long mouthwatering finish of juicy fruit and well integrated spice. Jackpot!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.