- Villa Le Prata Brunello Di Montalcino 2009 Product #31490 (In Stock)
The early-drinking 2009 Brunello are really coming into their own, especially the always elegant and delicious Villa Le Prata. Fleshy in feel without any excess weight, and plenty of sweet cherry/strawberry fruit. Just pop, pour, and enjoy with beef or pasta tonight.
"A full, rich Brunello with dried-strawberry, plum and lemon-rind character. Velvety and juicy. Drink now." James Suckling 91 points
"Elegantly wrought, offering strawberry, cherry, anise and tobacco flavors. The firm, slightly dry tannins cleanse the palate. Ideal with tomato or meat sauces. Drink now through 2023."Wine Spectator 90 points
- Villa Le Prata Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 1.5l Product #29555 (In Stock)
Even better in big bottle! As always, there’s something a bit feminine about this Brunello created by a remarkable trio of Italian women, but in 2010 it’s a bit more voluptuous than in the past. The aromas are compelling and sultry, dark and spicy, while the palate shows a plush sexiness. At this early point in development, it’s still pretty stern and brooding, but – as Wine Advocate notes – it gets much friendlier and more approachable with air. You’ll get 15 years of pleasure from this powerful wine with everything from grilled Bistecca alla Fiorentina to roasted lamb or stews.
“Incredible aromatics here with smoked meat, toffee, light prune, dried cherry, and dried flower. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a long, sexy finish. Wonderful depth and intensity. Big wine from a little producer. Try in 2017.” James Suckling 94 points
“The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows smooth lines and a curvaceous figure. Soft aromas of cherry, Spanish cedar, licorice, dried rosemary and roasted almond rise from the bouquet. I tried this wine during two phases, once shortly after the bottle was opened and a second time 24 hours later. The evolution and softening of the wine was remarkable and is very encouraging in terms of its potential longevity. Yet, you never lose sight of that characteristic Sangiovese tartness and freshness. Drink this elegant Brunello after 2017.”Wine Advocate 92 points