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2010 Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Diecianni

Tuscany, ITALY
$260. 00 Bottle
$3120.00 Dozen
Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2026-2028)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
Totally opaque black dark red core with a very dark red hue. Intense ripe blackcurrant and dark cherry aromas intermingle with earthy tobacco, leather, black olive and spicy dried herb notes in what is a complex sniff. Rich, concentrated and quite silky on entry, the weighty palate is flooded with ripe blackcurrant and dark cherry fruits which are supported by earthy cedar, dried herb, leather, black olive and spicy tobacco nuances. Firm sturdy tannins have an underlying presence providing the back half with some light grip. Outstanding depth with a long powerful aftertaste.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews…..
Released after 10 years aging in the estate's cellars, this drop-dead gorgeous, classy red shows its celebrated pedigree. Made from vineyards that once supplied grapes for the famous Biondi Santi Riservas, this stunning red opens with classic aromas of red berry, rose, dark spice and crushed herb, while the radiant, elegantly structured palate delivers juicy red cherry, orange zest, licorice and crushed mint before a mineral note graces the long finish. Taut, refined tannins and fresh acidity keep it impeccably balanced. Drink 2022–2060.
99 points
Wine Enthusiast

Le Chiuse is releasing its late-release 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Diecianni that takes us back to one of the best vintages to emerge from this sun-kissed appellation in southern Tuscany. Standard bottle aging for a classic Brunello is about one year, but this wine has been sitting quietly in bottle for 5.5 years. Le Chiuse will continue its Diecianni project and will put aside its best vintages for late release.
Here's a real treat. Le Chiuse's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Diecianni is a late-release wine that is hitting the market 10 years after the vintage. It undergoes a total of 48 months of aging in Slavonian oak casks followed by 5.5 years of bottle aging. The wine opens to a dark garnet color with crimson highlights. The bouquet shows the signs of its age with delicately evolved notes of camphor ash and licorice that rise above a core of dark cherry and blackberry fruit. The wine's beautiful intensity comes as a pleasant surprise. You gets hints of smoke and mineral that make for a sultry and savory finish. A mere 4,000 bottles were made, and we will see them in February 2020. Drink 2020-2040.
97+ points
Monica Larner – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

Complex and ready to enjoy now, this red features cherry, plum, leather, iron and wild herb flavors. The vibrant acidity keeps this resonant and tangy, while an inherent spiciness lends distinction and allure. Shows fine balance and a lingering, savory aftertaste. Drink now through 2038.
97 points
Wine Spectator