Salicutti Rosso Di Montalcino 2016

14.5% Imported by Blackbird Wines (Oliver McCrum), CA

Whoa, this is nothing like the Rosso di Montalcino I used to drink 30 years ago. Intense, concentrated, angular and very striking on the first sip. Seems a little modern and oaky. I was very impressed by this wine although I am a nobody at Brunello. High quality wine. Went very well with food and given the intensity level, I think it needs food.

We got this as part of a take out dinner from a local restaurant. My wife ordered it so I had no idea of the price or anything. I seriously thought about ordering some at retail until I saw the price. I had no idea we had purchased such a serious wine for dinner! Go wife! Described as better than some Brunellos. I would love to try one of their Brunellos if the quality of the rosso is this high. Restaurant charged us retail price. We have another......would you hold on to this or not?

Thanks
Fraser