Friday, November 7, 2008

Fattoria Dei Barbi Morellino Di Scansano 2005 DOC


©2008 photo by Jill Ortenberg

The Colombini family has owned property in Brunello di Montalcino since 1352, and they established Fattoria dei Barbi there in 1790.

Medium weight and bright ruby colors decorate this Morellino Di Scansano from Tuscany's Montalcino area. The first aromas are apparent immediately in a verdant dense forest, mushrooms and barnyard, then on the palate comes the sour cherry. Slightly tannic, but opening nicely within a hour or so with a finish of raisins and cola.

1 comment:

Eric G said...

I see your a fan of Dei Barbi.

I've never tried this bottle but did enjoy the 2003 Brunello. I'd be interested to see what they did in the 2001 vintage should have been more typical for their wines.