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This is the second vintage of Fornacina’s classic Brunello that we’ve sold at the store, and we had to fight to get what we could. The wine press has decided that 2010 may be one of the most successful vintages of the last decade, so there has been a worldwide scramble to secure wines. After tasting a lineup of wines from the vintage, I feel that they are quite good, but will be better with a bit of cellar age. The traditional, long-lived style at Fornacina makes for a wine with a healthy amount of tannin and invigorating acid, perhaps requiring a Florentine steak today, but with plenty of stuffing to age for quite a long time. Fornacina’s wines have Montalcino’s hallmark flavors: sour cherry, dusty earth, and mature balsamic. John Rankin
Some 2010 Barolos have been showing more weight and depth than when first bottled — the Oddero Barolo is an example. It’s very good; perhaps not today the easiest drinking wine you’ll taste, as it really needs some time in bottle to unwind. It’s showing very savory and salty-mineral, with warm ripe tannins. I think it’s got a great future. JW (Isabelle Oddero in Rocche, May 2012)