2002 fattoria scopone brunello di montalcino
Medium-deep ruby. Very pretty, appealing nose of red cherry and flowers develops intriguing dried tomato, bay leaf and rosemary nuances with air. Luscious red cherry and mocha flavors are given focus by lively, bright acids. Though initially very suave, this shows mounting, youthfully astringent tannins on the long finish. Considering this winery's weaker initial efforts, my impression is that the wines of Scopone are getting better and better each year.