2010 Pian dell’Orino, Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna del Versante (RT98) 8 years in the bottle post barrel aging has allowed this wine to come together in a compelling way and today stands proud as “thing” of compelling beauty. Popped and poured, then followed for 2 days, it never waivered an iota as the details kept blossoming. Dark, translucent ruby garnet, the bouquet is intensely focused with pure notes of black cherry liqueur, blackberry sprinkled with Tuscan dust, hints of orange peel, spice and vivid florals. The palate is where this amazing wine brings everything together as its pure, weightlessness leads to perfect acidity and sweet, ripe, succulent tannins. A work of magic, Jan Erbach, Caroline Pobitzer, and the Team at Pian dell’Orino hit a grand slam in the 2010 vintage with this benchmark wine. Drink now-2040+