Complex aromas of walnuts, dry cheese, plums and peaches. Full-bodied, firm and chewy. Lots of powerful tannins. A structured and beautiful Riserva. Impressive for the vintage.
The base Brunello is a wine of Frescobaldi's future, and the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Ripa Al Convento is a wine of Frescobaldi's past. This Riserva flaunts all those oak-tones of cinnamon and chocolate that have been a hallmark of this estate despite the fluctuating stylistic trends that regularly wash over Montalcino. Soft fruit flavors are enhanced by cherry, blackberry, tobacco and leather. The tannins are thicker and the consistency of the wine is fleshier than average. This is a wine with excellent potential for aging.
A big, burly style, with dense, assertive tannins embracing the ripe cherry, blackberry, eucalyptus and tobacco flavors. A bit tight on the finish, but a grilled steak or chop will help. Should benefit from time in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2024. 1,333 cases made.
This robust wine features aromas of stewed plum, damp hay and anisette. These carry over to the warm palate, along with dried fruit flavors and the heat of evident alcohol that throws it off balance.