“The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino Sorgente is one the richest Rossi I have ever tasted from Salicutti. The wine shows marvelous depth and a muscular personality that flows through effortlessly to the eternal finish. This beautifully nuanced, layered Rosso puts many Brunello to shame.”
Medium bright red with a palish rim. Lively aromas of redcurrant, rose petal and minerals. Graceful and silky, with a restrained sweetness and lovely energy and definition to its red fruit and floral flavors. Juicy and light on its feet, finishing with firm tannins and a perfumed note of blood orange.
[P]ossesses striking depth, transparency and weightlessness as it opens up in the glass. This deeply-scented, layered Brunello offers superb pedigree and class in its ripe red cherries, wild herbs, tobacco, spices and licorice, with a powerful blast of melted road tar that provides the final exclamation point.
Ripe and spicy, with cherry and floral character on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a vanilla and cherry aftertaste. The first Brunello from this producer--and outstanding in tricky vintage. Best after 2009.
This wine exhibits nuances of ripe fruit, earthiness, and tobacco with great length on the palate, firm tannins, and a fine, long finish. Although full-bodied and intensely flavored, it also has an ethereal sense of lightness.