Top 10 wines in the US press

2010 Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino

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“There’s a feeling in the wine industry that a wave of commercial success is about to hit Italy’s Montalcino region” writes Will Lyon in the Wall Street Journal, before recommending a number of its Sangiovese-based wines.

“At their best, these wines display a piercing purity of fruit, with notes that range from rose petal, dark cherry and red berries to spice, black pepper and wild herbs”, he said. “Their medium-bodied texture can, on occasion, be concentrated and powerful, and their style can vary, not just from vintage to vintage but in the same growing season as well.”

Of this example from Salvoni he said: “This small, family-owned winery has been producing exquisite Brunello since 1985. The 2010 is ethereal, savory and delicate. I loved its lacy tannins and gentle texture. The aromatics were tightly knit when I tasted it, suggesting it will keep for another two decades.”

Price: €125 or $180

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