Montalcino (Photo ©Tom Hyland) The 2009 Brunello di Montalcinos were released a few months ago and while a new vintage of this iconic Tuscan red should be great news for wine lovers, the results in this vintage reveal a year that while offering some very good, even excellent wines was one that was frankly a bit … Continue reading 2009 Brunello di Montalcino – Mixed Results
Claudio Tipa, proprietor, Poggio di Sotto, Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Montalcino (Photo ©Tom Hyland) My latest print article appears in the August 31 issue of Sommelier Journal, one of this country’s finest wine publications. The article is about Brunello di Montalcino and you can read it by clicking on this link. In the article, I discuss the current … Continue reading Simply Sublime
Plaque honoring the 2007 Brunello vintage in the main square of Montalcino (Photo by Tom Hyland) 2007 Brunello- Triumph of the Traditionalists I’ve just returned from Montalcino, where I attended the annual Benvenuto Brunello event along with several dozen wine writers from around the world. This is an anteprima tasting, where wines that will be released later … Continue reading Brunello di Montalcino – 2007 normale and 2006 Riserva
Text and photos ©Tom Hyland This past week I conducted a class at Perman Wine Selections in Chicago that included some of Italy’s finest and most famous wine types. I dubbed the class “Italy’s Killer B’s”; the wines tasted were examples of Brunello, Bolgheri, Barbera, Barbaresco and Barolo.
A few weeks ago, I wote a post on Brunello di Montalcino (read here) in which I discussed ths wine’s characteristics and makeup along with listing some of the finest producers. I thought readers would be interested in learning what some of the top authorities in Italy as well as this country think … Continue reading Best Brunello Producers