Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Bright ruby-red. Perfumed violet lift to the aromas of raspberry, leather, wet stones and licorice. Then intensely flavored (dark berries, smoke, minerals and spices) offering excellent balance of sweetness and acidity but finishes with substantial tongue-coating tannins, an austere mouthfeel and noteworthy length. This wine needs time to resolve its dusty tannins, but I think there’s enough fruit to allow it to age properly.