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“Intense aromas of dried citrus and meat with hints of rose bush and fresh rosemary. Full body with full, velvety tannins and a decadent, rich finish. Fascinating flavors of spice, citrus and meat. Loads of fruit. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better in 2016”.
James Suckling. (JamesSuckling.com December 2014) .
“Mint and eucalyptus aromas give way to dried cherry and soy flavors in this firmly tannic Brunello. Sweetness and acidity drive the long finish of fruit, spice and mineral. Should be a great bottle in time. Best from 2019 through 2036″.
The Wine Spectator. (April 2015).
” I am absolutely impressed by the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino from La Serena. The style is bold and far-reaching (the alcohol clocks in at 15%) yet the volume is never turned up so high as to drown out the delicate layers of cassis, balsam herb, rosemary and dried tobacco that flutter weightlessly at the back. In addition to the high quality of fruit, the wine exhibits seductive notes of spice, tobacco and dried jerky. This excellent Brunello has not yet started its bottle evolution. Its prime drinking window won’t open for another six to ten years so you’ll need to be extremely patient. Andrea Mantengoli’s brand name is La Serena although the name of the estate is La Rasa. His wines meet that illusive sweet point between power and elegance that is so difficult to achieve. That accomplishment seems effortless in the exceptional 2010 vintage. Mantengoli has recently started his conversion to organic farming”.
The Wine Advocate. (February 2015)