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Brunello 2018 – Part 3

February 29, 2024

The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino vintage is going to be regarded as underrated. Because of the uneven nature of the weather, the decisions made in the vineyard and the cellar proved critical. But there are wines worth finding.  The majority of the wines continue to present pretty aromatic noses and fresh, lively red fruit flavors. They are excellent to drink now.

The 2018 Tenute Silvio Nardi Manachiara is a deep garnet in the glass – the first pour was so tight that I subsequently decanted the wine. In the decanter it appears practically black. And that portends the mystery and masculinity of this Brunello. Flavors of black cherry, iron and beaten leather make for an interesting mix and follow aromas of black cherry, dark cocoa and coffee. A super effort in the vintage – 93 points.

Excerpt Taken From: Tuscan Vines
Author: John Fodera

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