MastroJanni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008
By James Suckling
MASTROJANNI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
Date: February 11th, 2013
Wow. This has a wonderful depth of fruit and character for this vintage of Brunello. Full and velvety with gorgeous fruit and a spicy, dried chili and berry character. Drink or hold.
By Wine Spectator
MASTROJANNI Brunello di Montalcino 2008
Release Price: $75
Issue: May 31, 2013
A mix of cherry and balsamic aromas and flavors marks this supple, juicy red. Beautifully balanced, with well-apportioned acidity and tannins. Capped off by fine length. Best from 2016 through 2028. 61,000 cases made. -BS
By Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2008 Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino
A Sangiovese Grosso Dry Red Table wine from
Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Source: eRobertParker.com #207Jun 2013
Reviewer: Antonio Galloni
Maturity: Drink: 2015 - 2023
Current (Release) Cost: $49-$75 (58)
Tar, licorice, game, incense and smoke are some of the many notes that emerge from the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino from Mastrojanni. Big, rich and powerful, the 2008 shows the wilder side of the Sangiovese. The 2008 impresses for its freshness, nuance and delineation, all qualities that are increasingly evident as the wine opens up in the glass, releasing an attractive melange of floral-infused nuances. Firm tannins frame the virile, beautifully articulated finish. Based on this showing, I am very interested to taste the top selection, the Vigna Schiena d’Asino, next year. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2023. Importers: Selected Estates of Europe, Mamaroneck, NY; tel.(914) 698-7202; Grappoli Imports, Ltd, Alexandria, VA; tel.(703) 519-2155; Epic Wines, Aptos, CA; tel. (800) 322-3742
By Wine Enthusiast
Mastrojanni 2008 Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello di Montalcino)
Varietal: Sangiovese Grosso, Sangiovese
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Production: 2,500 cases
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Importer: Selected Estates of Europe Ltd
To Web: 5/1/2013
Brunello Mastrojanni is always a highlight among the various wines from Montalcino. Bright and elegant, it shows aromas of cherry, cola, ginger, dried spice, leather and spice. The mouthfeel is lean and tight with crisp acidity and firm, polished tannins. (5/1/2013) -90
By Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
2008 Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino
Style: Red Wine
By Ian D'Agata
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jul/Aug 13
(15.00% alcohol): Classic bright red sangiovese color. Initially subdued nose hints at redcurrant, red cherry, violet and some alcoholic warmth. Smooth, dense and pure, showing precise mineral, red cherry and sweet spice flavors that linger nicely. Finishes with rising but not drying tannins and sneaky complexity. In a fairly rich, ripe style, and very well done. 90 Points
MastroJanni Brunello Di Montalcino 2008
Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese (Brunello)
Barrel aging: 36 months in Allier oak barrels of 16-33-54 hl
Bottle aging: For a minimum of 6 months in our cellars.
Colour: Clear and intense ruby red with pale garnet highlights.
Nose: Fruit and vanilla blended with leaf tobacco.
Palate: Austere, full and persistent entry, generous mid-palate, and intriguingly tangy finish.
Pairings: Ground game, grilled red meats and mature cheese. Dark chocolate when more mature.
Production: 30.000 bottles
A September with big temperature swings yielded a complete grape that we transformed into a marvellously structured Brunello with great earthiness and minerality, the distinctive characteristics of Castelnuovo dell’Abate.
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An amazing story, for true fine red wine lovers. Mastrojanni: a historic estate and its Brunello di Montalcino, its special terroir, its very special men. Mastrojanni has been writing history with its wines since 1975, collecting awards from all over the world. And in those years, only a few entered the wine-making adventure in Montalcino. Today, thanks to an exceptional terroir and men who have believed in it for decades, Mastrojanni has become one of the most respected Montalcino producers as far as wine buffs are concerned.