Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Casebasse
Soldera’s 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is surprisingly supple and open at this stage. Texturally silky and refined, the 2003 Riserva shows wonderful balance, tons of class and a highly appealing personality. The 2003 Riserva is already somewhat forward in its aromas and flavors, though, which suggests it isn’t built for the long haul. I vastly prefer the 2002 Riserva here, as it shows more brilliant color, correspondingly fresher flavors and the potential for longevity I consider essential for a wine of this pedigree and price. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018. My tasting with Giafranco Soldera last summer was fascinating, as we went through each and every wine in the cellar cask by cask. At their best, these are some of the most profound wines being made anywhere on the planet.
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