Donatella Cinelli Colombini Leone Rosso Orcia 2011
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: September 25, 2017
- Last modified: September 25, 2017
DOC Orcia is produced in 13 municipalities between Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. This is 60/40 Sangiovese/Merlot from the historic estate, built by Donatella Cinelli Colombini's ancestors in 1592. 6 months in tonneaux has given a frame of smoky structure, without overwhelming the plush fruit. Salted black liquorice, anise, brooding blackberry fills the dense, compact frame. This is youthful still; tannins are sticky, the medium body (13.5%) intense and the finish lengthy, salted, and concentrated. That said, for all its potency, it's drinking beautifully now, assisted by ample decanting and by the addition of roast lamb or game.