Two reds from Montalcino

Little brother, big brother…

Rosso de MIl Colle Rosso di Montalcino 2012, Tuscany, Italy (£15.15 Haynes Hanson & Clark – they’ve now moved onto the 2013)
Lots of juicy dark fruit, flavours, Morello cherry especially, and notes of cola and slightly cooked tomato too, nearly very good, but it’s let down by just a little bit too much varnishy volatility. B(+)

Nardi-001Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany, Italy (£38.99 The Wine Library)
Sexy, alluring style of Brunello, with plush plummy berry and cherry flesh, a bold meaty edge and a velvety texture. Evolves beautifully in the glass too, getting silkier by the minute. No crime to pull the cork now, although it’ll happily go on for another ten years at least. S(+)

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