2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Lago is a very linear and tight red wine
with a great sense of focus and direct intensity. The wine is not labeled
Riserva, but it is aged for one additional year compared to a Brunello annata.
Bright berry and dried fruit aromas are followed by very etched mineral notes
with dusty graphite and dried spice. I tasted this wine after the bottle had
been opened for a day and those distinctive aromas of crushed granite appeared
even more evident. This is a lovely wine that underlines the powerful side of
this classic vintage.