Brunello reaches the point of no return


16 Mar – See here for news that imports of 2006 Brunellos have been officially sanctioned by authorities in its most important market, the US.

The last stop in the annual Tuscan en primeur (Anteprima 2011 – see also extensive tasting reviews of Chianti Classico and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano) tour was, as always, reserved for Brunello di Montalcino, without a shadow of a doubt one of Italy's greatest wines. There was not a single journalist not dying to have a look at the 2006 vintage which, after the three mandatory years in cask, finally saw the light of...