2004 pieve santa restituta (gaja), brunello di montalcino, sugarille
Why We're Buying
Angelo Gaja is an artist. Gaja Sugarille Brunello di Montalcino is his art. The classic Brunello contains an impossibly nuanced mixture of fennel, freshly cracked pepper, and raspberry aromas, along with dark fruit flavors and a long-lasting finish. While it’s a superb wine upon release, investors can store it for long-term returns.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille is darker and richer than the Rennina. Black cherries, plums, tar, licorice, minerals and leather all come together in this brooding Brunello. The fruit remains intense and full-bodied all the way through to the powerful and deeply satisfying close. Despite the wine’s heft, all of the components are woven together with remarkable harmony. This is a wonderful effort from Angelo Gaja. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026.
Shows aromas of citrus fruit, with raspberry and blackberry. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and silky tannins. Very well-structured, with a hint of new wood on the finish. Long and balanced. Still needs time. The best wine ever from this estate. 1,800 cases made. (JS, Web-2009)
Deep, bright red. Nose initially shows dark berries, chocolate and sweet oak but opens with air to reveal redder fruits and flowers that carry through onto the palate. Big, chewy and rich yet with an almost magically light touch, with terrific concentration and energy to the highly concentrated flavors. A distinctly powerful style of Brunello, finishing quite broad, with sappy, saline energy, superb drive and firm, mouthcoating tannins.