Don’t Miss Bellissimo Brunello 2012 with James Suckling and David Sokolin
Save the Date: Thursday May 10th, 2012
For one night only, come and get a first taste of the newly released, high-scoring 2007 Brunello vintage, one of the best vintages to come out of Tuscany! You’ll have the opportunity to meet leading wine critic, James Suckling, as well as David Sokolin, whose family has been a part of the wine business since 1934. You’ll also have the chance to meet over 30 of Brunello di Montalcino’s best producers. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event!
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Here is what James Suckling, world-renowned critic has to say about the event:
This is the second year of Bellissimo Brunello, an event dedicated to Italy’s most famous wine. Brunello di Montalcino is a unique red from a unique grape – Sangiovese. It epitomizes what is great in Italian wine with a distinctive character that both satisfies you physically and mentally. Brunello is fascinating to drink young while they improve wonderfully with age. I love their combination of subtle, ripe fruits, bright acidities, and slender tannins. They also go with so many different types of foods from grilled meats to hard cheeses. I even drink them with some fish at home in Tuscany.
I also think that Brunello is one of the best values in fine wine available in the market at the moment. It’s hard to find such high quality reds at such price points. Most outstanding quality Brunellos (90 points or more) range in price from about $45 to $85 per bottle. It’s hard to find that in California or France.
Perhaps this is why Brunello has become the darling of many American wine lovers? Sokolin Wine Merchants is sponsoring the event in New York and is a major supporter of Brunello di Montalcino.
Just like last year, I think it’s important for you and others to enjoy firsthand the magic of the most recent vintage of Brunello on the market – this time 2007. It’s not enough for a true lover of Brunello to just read about it, or see it on video. In addition, the VIP session includes some of the sensational 2006 Brunello Riservas. This is a rare event. You would have to go to Tuscany and spend days visiting all the wineries present to have the same experience.
And what an amazing vintage you have to taste! Never has the appellation of Brunello di Montalcino had two back-to-back great vintages like these. The 2006s are racy, rich, and structured. These are classy Brunellos that grab your attention the moment you place your nose in the glass. The 2007s are more voluptuous and obvious with a generous and opulent style. They are more immediate and arousing to the drinker. You make up your mind which vintage you prefer.
I have been a wine critic for more than 30 years of my life. Most of you know that I was first a full-time critic with The Wine Spectator, and I began my own venture in mid-2010 as a wine reviewer and writer – both on and off camera. I hope you enjoy your three-month subscription to www.jamessuckling.com! Email me if you have some comments on the site – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take your time and enjoy tasting the wines at Bellissimo. Speak to the various winemakers and vintners representing the wineries pouring their Brunellos tonight. Bellissimo Brunello should be an evening of discovery and enjoyment. It’s a chance to study and savor one of the great red wines of the world.
Thank you for coming to Bellissimo Brunello.
My best wishes,
Il Borro, Italy, May 2012