Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Prime Donne 2010


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Ageing: two and a half years in large oak barrels. Colour: brilliant and deep ruby red. Aroma: intense, fine, spicy. Taste: dry, warm, robust, harmonious, lingers at length in the mouth.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Donatella Cinelli Colombini
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorFeatures terrific fruit, with forthcoming aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry and plum, accented by licorice, leather and tobacco details that add depth. Well-structured, but stays balanced and precise, adding mineral and woodsy elements on the finish. Excellent length. Best from 2019 through 2035. 3,750 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2015
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastAromas of dark berry, graphite, forest floor and grilled herb mingle in the glass. The savory palate offers ripe black cherry, grilled herb, vanilla, licorice and a gamy note alongside a firm, tannic backbone. Drink after 2018.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2015
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateRepresenting a special selection of fruit, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Prime Donne is a dark and well-extracted wine with dark tones of cherry and blackberry backed by leather, tobacco and tar. The fruit on display is sweet and plump and you definitely get a sense of the wine's youth and its potential to evolve. Donatella Cinelli Colombini has done a very good job of matching her bolder winemaking style to the high quality of fruit on display here. Plush endnotes of sweet spice, cinnamon and toasted vanilla give the wine an international twist. I found Prime Donne to be slightly less expressive than the base Brunello from the same vintage. The wine needs a little longer to open.

Monica Larner, February 2015