This is a fantastic, full-bodied Brunello with ripe fruit, plum spice and blackberry characteristics. A silky tannin structure with a long, persistent finish. This big wine should only be paired with grilled meats or matured cheeses. Gorgeous aromas of dark fruits such as plums and raspberries. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a chocolate, vanilla and fruit aftertaste. Turns to roasted meat and berries. Intense and very long finish. Drink or hold. Much better than the 2006. Here is a gorgeous wine with a deep, inky color and super extraction that is elegant but powerful at the same time. This is a balanced wine, but it is also an intense wine, with loads of ripe fruit, spice and tobacco. It feels smooth and rich, with a finely crafted texture that is velvety and supple. The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a big, full-bodied wine bursting with fruit and sheer energy. Plums, black cherries, licorice, French oak, smoke and tar emerge from this nicely articulated Brunello. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Medium red. Slightly roasted, high-toned aromas of red berry liqueur, black cherry, licorice, smoke and leather. Plump, sweet and already quite expressive, with a very ripe cherry flavor complicated by coffee and mocha notes and a suggestion of marzipan. Finishes with sweet tannins. In a plush style, for drinking over the next ten years.