Brunello, Brunello, Brunello. An Italian wine known for its smooth tannins and fruit forward taste. Brunello wines are made 100% from Sangiovese grapes and come from vineyards surround Montalcino, a town located just south of Florence. A chance to try a Brunello is always a treat given that there are roughly 600 clones of the Sangiovese grape, making each bottle a touch different, further compounded by the craft of the winemaker.

Our Brunello today comes from Tenute Silvio Nardi, a winery whose namesake, Silvio Nardi, was one of the founders of the Consortium of Brunello Wines, launched in 1967. Tenute Silvio Nardi now owns 36 vineyards in the area from which they cultivate the grapes used in their wines.

On colour, the Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino 2010 holds a deep scarlet red hue.  On the nose, red berries, plum and spice are noted. On the palate, robust tannins, fresh strawberry, anise and end sense of oregano are present.

In our experience, the Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino 2010 is a complex wine with a long finish, and it will continue to morph into a deeper and delightful experience, sip after sip.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $41.95

We gave this wine a score of 3.5 out of 5