Original Wooden Case ; Single Bottle - Special - 5 LiterStarting bid HK$2,995.00
This is marked by new oak, with vanilla, toast and smoke flavors accenting the core of plum. The terroir is obscured for now, despite the lingering fruit, acidity and well-integrated tannins. Best from 2018 through 2030. 500 cases made.
Depicting Capri's Grotta Azzurra on the label, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta is an oak-driven expression with elaborate tones of cinnamon, vanilla and roasted coffee bean that wrap thickly around fruity tones of blackberry and blackcurrant. The wine is soft and yielding with a rich embroidery of soft tannins and pulpy fruit extraction. There is that characteristic touch of bright acidity you get with Sangiovese. This pretty Brunello delivers all the qualities needed for medium and long-term drinking. It does need another two or three years of bottle aging however to fully flesh out.
The purity of fruit and saline undertones with hints of gravel and stones are both impressive on the nose. This turns to violets and roses. It's full body with ultra-fine tannins and a cool, sleek texture and style. It builds on the palate. So much here. Mind-bending. Better in 2018 but already exquisite.