On January 20, 2015 the Consorzio Del Vino Brunello Di Montalcino presented the release of the 2010 vintage of their Brunellos. The event featured a guided tasting presented by Christy Canterbury, Master of Wine, and a walk around tasting. 2010 was an excellent vintage and the wines showed well with wonderful concentration and balance.
The tasting, which took place at Gotham Hall in New York City, was my first opportunity to try the newly released wines. After spending time in Montalcino last September I was excited to taste the new vintage.
The theme was Bordeaux, Burgundy, Barolo or Barbaresco at least 10 years old. Vin Marottoli of Wine Lovers of CT organized this evening at Bin 100 restaurant in Milford. My favorites were probably the Produttori Montestefalco 1997 and the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2003. It is always a pleasure to get to try wines at their peak paired with great food. The dinner confirmed my belief that wines taste better when you share them with friends.
Chateau Smith-Haut Lafitte 2003
Chateau Gruaud Larose 1989
Chateau Pichon Baron 1989
Chateau Rol Valentin 1998
Chateau Fleur Cardinale 2004
Chateau Simard 2004
Chateau Canon 1995
Chateau Clinet 1995
Clos Vougeot 1973
Renato Ratti Villa Pattono 2001
Montestefano Barbaresco 1997
Ascheri Barolo Sarono 1996
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi 1993
Beringer Nightingale 1995
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