Wine Region: Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
This deep, ruby-red wine has intense, complex aromas of red fruits and spices, with toasty oak notes. The wine shows a silky texture, great finesse and profound flavors, framed by noble, velvety tannins. Though impressive now, this wine will benefit from aging.
Pair with thick porterhouse steak or rich fish such as sturgeon or grouper.
Decanter Magazine 96 pts - Wonderful youthful freshness and drive here. Cool, crunchy berry fruit, fresh thyme, and spice and leather aromas, and what a big impression on the palate. It is clean and classy with a touch of astringency, very fine tannins, and a long, complex finish.
Wine Enthusiast 92 pts - Underbrush, red berry, scorched earth and dark spice aromas emerge in the glass. The structured, chewy palate offers mature black cherry, clove, ground pepper and star anise set in a firm framework of fine-grained tannins. Drink 2018 to 2028.
James Suckling 91 pts - A fruity, juicy red with dried-berry, strawberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Full body with round, velvety tannins. Flavorful finish. The overripe character is a little dominating but it shows freshness. Drink now.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com 90 pts - The 2011 Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino is an excellent ambassador of the decidedly warm vintage of mid-term age worthy wines. The wine's brilliant red fruit and perky palate pair it nicely with oven-baked, mildly seasoned pork tenderloin. Drinks well now. (Tasted: September 12, 2016, San Francisco, CA)
Wine Spectator 90 points - A sweet core of cherry, leather and spice notes heralds this fresh, firm red. Balanced and long, echoing fruit and spice hints on the aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2027.
About the Winery
When Silvio Nardi purchased the Casale del Bosco estate in 1950, Montalcino was a little, rural village, the powerful Consorzio del Vino Brunello wasnâ€™t yet an idea, and Nardi was the first "foreigner" to invest in Montalcino (he was from Umbria). Today, Montalcino is a renowned wine community with many international investors, and the 36 vineyard plots of Tenute Silvio Nardi extend east and west of the town on three separate estates. Since 1990, Silvio Nardi's youngest daughter, Emilia Nardi, has focused on vineyard development and produced wines of depth that are profound expressions of the land they come from.
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