As both a wine writer and wine lover, I attend a variety of events and get to try a number of wines from all over the world as well as some pretty amazing food.
Here I review (in both words and pictures) the wine/food related events I attend and the things that thrilled me about them.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Report from: Benvenuto Brunello in Toronto, March 8, 2016
Having just returned from Tuscany less than a month ago it was nice to see Tuscany’s big boy wine (Brunello) come to our shores to show off their wares. I stayed away from the younger wines, instead wanting to taste the aged versions. Oldest wine present was 2004 – but I tasted nothing past the year 2010 and there’s a Rosso on the way that’ll knock your socks off with in both taste and price (see special mention) … here’s the good stuff I tasted:
Four Stars …
Col D’Orcia 2010 Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG)
Lisini 2009 Brunello di Montalcino – Selezione Ugolaia (DOCG)
Podere Le Ripi 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (DOCG)
Sassodisole 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (DOCG)
Four-Plus Stars …
Palazzo 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (DOCG)
Best Producer …
Pouring three wines and all were spectacular:
2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (DOCG) … **** ½
2009 Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG) … **** ½
2010 Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG) … ****
Special Mention …
The producer, Rendola, whose label is vaguely familiar of a high profile Australian producer (you decide) had the oldest wine in attendance and a really good Rosso that should be at the LCBO in May at under $15.