Read Decanter's tasting note for La Togata, Brunello di Montalcino 2010: from a producer who has always made solid wines, with 2010 better than ever.

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La Togata, Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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La Togata, Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Decanter average score 95+

Owned by a Rome-based lawyer, La Togata has always made solid wines that in 2010 seem better than ever. The estate is located next to the castle of Argiano in Montalcino’s southern sector and wines are always made in an opulent, rich, round style, though never over the top, with a creamy yet precise mouthfeel that is extremely impressive and very Sangiovese. This 2010 is the best wine La Togata has ever made.

Andrea Briccarello 95 Spicy and smoky, showing perfumed black cherry aromas. Juicy and ripe, with smoky-toned red and black fruit flavours. Good flesh and substance; long and well balanced.

Ian D’Agata 95 Clean, very elegant and poised, almost perfumed nose. Very expressive, clean, with pure red fruit notes. Balanced and complex, this shows great depth and structure. One for the long run.

Michael Garner 97 Very pure, clean, floral, with herbal nuances that add complexity to redcurrant, blood orange and peach tea. Spicy and leafy elements. Harmonious but lively acidity really frames the precise fruit flavours and the very long juicy finish. Features lovely, building sweetness at the back. This requires plenty of cellaring.

Price UK £35.50 TryWines Expertise, US $59 Zachys (NY)

Alc 13.5%