2008 La Rasina Brunello Di Montalcino
"Very dark, impenetrable ruby with narrow, bright orange rim. Sweet, opulent, candied fruit and orange peel and hints of spicy oak. Cherry compote palate without real tension. A winemaker’s wine rather than terroir. Drying tannic finish. Drink 2013 to 2018. (WS)" (01/13) 15.5 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages
"Chocolate covered cherries, blackberries, complex and vibrant sensations of candid fruits and spices woven around finest tannins. Surprisingly enjoyable now, but good to keep for at least 20 years." -Importer
"La Rasina is located on the fine southeastern slope, or morning side of Montalcino in the Brunello DOCG area. Rolling hills with roses climbing over the old walls of the main house create an atmosphere of loving attention in this small family run property. Separate buildings on the estate have been restored for Agri-tourism. There are fewer and fewer of them, but this estate is still a true Montalcino born, family run estate."
"La Rasina was founded in the early 1970s by the grandfather of the Mantengoli family, Santi. Later managed by Vasco, his son, and now by Marco, his grandson, the estate shows the dedication and excellence of an endeavor kept in the hands of one hardworking family over many years. Recent recognition given to Marco Mantengoli at La Rasina included top ratings and awards at literally every wine review published on Brunello." -Importer
This was also rated 88 points in the Wine Spectator.