2001 La Palazzetta Brunello

We made red sauce with pork neck and venison meatballs yesterday for dinner and I opened a bottle of 2001 la Palazzetta Brunello di Montalcino from a case I bought on release. I have visited Flavio Fanti at his family winery and he is an honest winemaker making an honest wine. He spoke no English and I spoke no Italian so we conversed in mangled French for two hours while enjoying his wines. Fun memory. The wine was garnet in the glass with a fair amount of brick. Nose of plums and wet wood. Medium weight on the palate with a fair amount of upfront cherry and red plum flavors followed by black olive and cedar. Smooth tannins on a long pleasant finish. I paid about $35 a bottle for the case and it is a terrific QPR. "B"
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