More 2009 Brunello, and some older wines


This is the first of several reports by our estimable Italian specialist Walter Speller. We intend later this week to publish his review of the most recently released Rosso di Montalcinos, mainly 2012s, which can offer much better value in many cases than Brunellos. We'll follow this up with his overview of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2011s – and then next week look at the delightful Barolo 2010s.

Here are the last bits and pieces of the 2009 Brunellos and some slightly older wines. They are the ones that got away, so to speak, at the beginning of January...