Thursday, January 17, 2008

Val Di Suga Brunello di Montalcino 2001

$40 for a brunello -- who could say no?

This wine didn't come through for me. It wasn't particularly smooth, or acidic, or fruity, or anything. It didn't scream brunello.

With food, this wine is considerably better. On the second night, it paired nicely with a nice USDA prime sirloin, and on the third, it went down very smoothly with some simple pork. Food balances out the edginess and helps the smooth tannins shrine through.

Overall though, it didn't hit the spot for me.

Rating: 3/5
Price: $40
Bought from: BevMo, Stevens Creek Blvd.

1 comment:

IONize said...

mmmmmm wineeeee...... Evolving to quite the connoisseur Jim

I'm hungry. Dinner time