The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino flows with a vibrant core of perfumed red cherries, spices, tobacco and earthiness. Medium in body, the wine reveals outstanding length and a polished, refined finish. The bouquet is not as clean or focused as is usually the case, and the wine will benefit greatly from being opened an hour or two in advance. Drinking now - 2020.
91 Points, Robert Parker
Established in 1933, Col DOrcia is one of the historic names in Montalcino. Today the estate is owned today by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, whose family bought Col dOrcia in 1973. Col dOrcia has long been celebrated as a producer of monumental Brunelli the iconic Riserva Poggio al Vento is one of the very greatest examples of Brunello yet they also produces some excellent value Sangiovese-based reds (somewhat of a rarity in this region!).