Brunello 2010 – real Riserva returns

discarded bottle wrappers - aftermath of blind tasting Brunello di Montalcino

See also Walter's detailed analysis of the 2011 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino published yesterday. On Monday he reports on some cask samples of 2015s. Here we see one of the side-effects of his extensive blind tastings in Montalcino the week before last. 

Contrary to my expectations, my tasting of some 80 Riserva 2010 Brunellos the week before last did not turn out to be the unalloyed pleasure I was hoping for. The results of an outstanding vintage, comparable with 2004 in sheer class, most of the wines were a chore to taste due to high levels of extract, tannins...