Here’s what Antonio Galloni had to say about the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino (classic) by Fattoria dei Barbi. He tasted and rated it on his Vinous Media, one of our favorite online portals for Italian wine in February 2015.
Fattoria dei Barbi 2010 Brunello di Montalcino
A deep, powerful wine, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino possesses notable depth and intensity. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, new leather and incense meld together in a muscular, resonant wine built on structure. This is a 2010 that is going to need time to fully come together, but it is impressive just the same.
In it he writes: “Two thousand ten has turned out to be a superb vintage for Brunello di Montalcino, Italy’s most popular high-end red. The wines capture all the potential I sensed when I started tasting them from tank in the months following the harvest. At their best, the 2010 Brunellos offer gorgeous Sangiovese purity, tons of site specificity and high quality across the board, all signatures of a classic Montalcino vintage.”