'I can still remember the first Brunello I tasted from Cupano, where I was and what I was doing. I was floored.'
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com (the leading Italian wine critic along with Ian d’Agata)
March may be a dull time of year for many, but gosh, there's always some excitement, and nothing more than the release of Brunello di Montalcinos. Even more exciting - Lionel Cousin of Cupano's Brunello
“Rich aromas of ripe raspberry, tobacco and mocha; (this nose is clearly the product of a hotter microclimate but stays fresh and lifted). Then complex, multilayered and sweet, with lovely generosity to the very suave raspberry, dried cherry, coffee and coconut flavors. This strikes me as being higher in acidity than usual for a Cupano Brunello, addig a dimension of lift and juiciness to its rich, mouthcoating texture. The supple tannins provide support on the long back end.”92+ points, Ian d'Agata
“Tasted blind. Concentrated mid ruby with the beginning of orange tinges. Soft, ripe nose with hints of oak and dried cherry, but not open by far. Gorgeous, tangy, cherry-fruit palate and lots of grainy, ripe tannins. Polished and a little modernist, pulled off with great aplomb." (Walter Speller)