Tenute Silvio Nardi
2008 Nardi Brunello di Montalcino
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Today’s Tenute Silvio Nardi 2008 Nardi Brunello di Montalcino is, hands down, the finest Brunello di Montalcino that we have ever tasted here at Wine Spies HQ!
This wine has earned an impressive array of scores, including a 92 point score from James Suckling, a 91 point score from Vinous’ Antonio Galloni and a 90 point score from Wine Enthusiast. The only surprising thing about these scores is that they were not even higher. This wine is just that great.
While this is not the winery’s most expensive wine, it is one of its finest. The wine was recently released, after having spent a full year in (25% new) French oak and another year in neutral casks.
Please accept our boldest recommendation on today’s extraordinary Tuscan delight.
Beautiful, dusky scarlet, and only slightly translucent at its core. It subtly lightens to a red ruby edge, trailing elegantly down the glass after swirling.
Elegant, layered, and wonderfully complex, leading with intense stewed blackberry and plum, sweet tobacco, red clay, and the faintest hints of a smoky wood-fired pizza oven.
Very much fulfilling on the promise of the nose, with flavors of fresh fig, dark raspberry glaze, crème brûlée, cedar wood, clove, and spicy white pepper.
Well structured and satisfying, the dark, stewed fruits slightly dry and cling to the edge of the palate, transitioning into lingering notes of subtle dark spice and herbal tea.
Staying true to this wine’s heritage, we would recommend pairing it with traditional Italian meal of handmade gnocchi served with a veal, Porcini mushroom, and rosemary stew.
What the Winery Says
Deep ruby red color with garnet reflections. The nose is clean, elegant, intense and complex, rich in evolved overtones, with hints of anise, ripe fruit of Basque pear and with a slight hint of vanilla. Warm with supple tannins, great structure, good length and considerable aging capacity.
Wine Advocate - 91 Point Review The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is lovely. Tobacco, dried herbs, cedar, plums and cloves are nicely layered in the glass. Firm yet well-integrated tannins support a mid-weight finish laced with expressive floral notes. In 2008 Nardi didn’t feel conditions were ideal to bottle their top two selections, so the Brunello includes juice that would otherwise have gone into the Manachiara and Poggio Doria. Nardi’s 2008 should drink well upon release and for another decade beyond that. Vinifications lasted around 22-23 days. Nardi preferred not to go too long in 2008, fearing over-extraction given that the maturation of skins and seeds wasn’t perfect. The 2008 spent one year in French oak barrels, 25% new, followed by one year in cask. All of the parcels were vinified separately but ultimately were blended into the straight Brunello.
- Mauro Monicchi
- 92 Points - James Suckling, 91 Points - Wine Advocate, 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
- Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy
- Varietal Composition
- 100% Sangiovese
- 12 months in French oak barrels
About the Winery
Emilia Nardi, the youngest daughter of winery founder Silvio Nardi, took over the operations of her father’s winery in 1990, and together with her brothers, instilled fundamental changes in the company’s direction and wine production process. Without compromising the nearly 50 year tradition of the company, Emilia chose to develop and utilize the latest scientific research in the vineyard and winemaking cellar.
Driven and strong minded, Emilia has continually pushed the vineyard forward. In 1995, she first decided to produce Brunello in the Manachiara Vineyard. This is the symbol of the company, and also the main driver of the business from that point forward. Tenute Silvio Nardi is 36 vineyards of untouched and beautiful land. Aware of the natural wonder of the vineyards, Tenute Silvio Nardi aims to capture the essence of this territory in every bottle we produce.