EP 752 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Taste Off

Gary Vaynerchuk faces a battle royale between 3 Brunellos from the highly acclaimed 2004 vintage to celebrate the release of Crush It!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 La Colombina Brunello Di MontalcinoBrunello di Montalcino
2004 Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino CastelgiocondoBrunello di Montalcino
2004 Il Poggione Brunello Di MontalcinoBrunello di Montalcino

Links mentioned in todays episode.


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luca bercelli

92/100

line of the day – ‘this is definitely more of a dude with, like, a tattoo of barbed wire’

Loved this episode, GV’s passion explodes onto the screen – god would I like to taste these wines!

Tags: Brunello, Head to Head, Italian, red, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Classic WLTV! Great show, love Brunello!

  • jayhitek

    QOTD: Don’t have one.

  • jayhitek

    QOTD: Don’t have one.

  • Eli

    I love it when you go back and taste the first wine at the end. It gives me a lot more confidence that you are comparing the wines side-by-side. Great job!

    QOTD: It’s a toss up beween the 1997 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Vigna di Pianrosso and the 1999 Valdicava.

    By the way, great job at the wine tasting on Saturday night at Astor Place. I had a great time.

  • Eli

    I love it when you go back and taste the first wine at the end. It gives me a lot more confidence that you are comparing the wines side-by-side. Great job!

    QOTD: It’s a toss up beween the 1997 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Vigna di Pianrosso and the 1999 Valdicava.

    By the way, great job at the wine tasting on Saturday night at Astor Place. I had a great time.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    I wish I had a favorite brunello because that would mean I drank them often. I have only had a few when I was in Italy. So maybe one of these will become my favorite, if I can find them at the local wine store today. Agree with you on barolo, which is consistently good in my limited experience with them.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    I wish I had a favorite brunello because that would mean I drank them often. I have only had a few when I was in Italy. So maybe one of these will become my favorite, if I can find them at the local wine store today. Agree with you on barolo, which is consistently good in my limited experience with them.

  • Alex of Los Angeles

    2004, it’s all the rave I hear about. You just proved it Gary.
    QOTD- 2001 Pinino. Still have some and still as good as the first one I drank.

  • Alex of Los Angeles

    2004, it’s all the rave I hear about. You just proved it Gary.
    QOTD- 2001 Pinino. Still have some and still as good as the first one I drank.

  • brunello57

    I am really curious to get a Colombina 2004

    QOTD: Sine I am from Europe Montalcino is only 400 miles away. Guess how many Brunello I enjoyed? The best ones recently: Terralsole 2001 Riserva, Il Poderuccio 1995, Tenuta La Fuga 2001

  • brunello57

    I am really curious to get a Colombina 2004

    QOTD: Sine I am from Europe Montalcino is only 400 miles away. Guess how many Brunello I enjoyed? The best ones recently: Terralsole 2001 Riserva, Il Poderuccio 1995, Tenuta La Fuga 2001

  • Don Simpson

    I just bought my first 2004 Brunello about 3 months ago and its sitting in my wine fridge. This show is very exciting and its inspired me to seek out some more bottles! Thanks Gary!

  • Don Simpson

    I just bought my first 2004 Brunello about 3 months ago and its sitting in my wine fridge. This show is very exciting and its inspired me to seek out some more bottles! Thanks Gary!

  • Joe S

    I have not had any 2004 Brunello, but i do enjoy them vary much. Looks like a trip to the local wine store is needed.

  • Joe S

    I have not had any 2004 Brunello, but i do enjoy them vary much. Looks like a trip to the local wine store is needed.

  • Pat B

    Never had a BdM before. After seeing your reaction to these wines, I am really curious and will definitely seek them out. Thanks for making them available and relatively affordable through the website.

  • Pat B

    Never had a BdM before. After seeing your reaction to these wines, I am really curious and will definitely seek them out. Thanks for making them available and relatively affordable through the website.

  • http://www.vinipure.be/ Steven Antwerp

    Hey Gary, I’ve got the ’04 Brunello from Fattoria La Fiorita (owned by the amazing Roberto Cipresso)

    He also has a less expensive sangiovese, “Laurus”, with a bit of merlot added. These wines are just liquid sex man, check ‘m out.

  • http://www.vinipure.be Steven Antwerp

    Hey Gary, I’ve got the ’04 Brunello from Fattoria La Fiorita (owned by the amazing Roberto Cipresso)

    He also has a less expensive sangiovese, “Laurus”, with a bit of merlot added. These wines are just liquid sex man, check ‘m out.

  • http://vino-sophy.blogspot.com/ Sander

    Hi Gary,

    Had the 2004 Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino Castelgiocondo about 2 weeks ago; have to agree with you! Tremendous wine but for me a little bit too pronounced.

    Liked the comparison with new-world, hadn’t thought of that one.

  • Sander

    Hi Gary,

    Had the 2004 Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino Castelgiocondo about 2 weeks ago; have to agree with you! Tremendous wine but for me a little bit too pronounced.

    Liked the comparison with new-world, hadn’t thought of that one.

  • Bill steinmetz

    Great episode. I am a Brunello lover, and after watching this episode I am going out to buy some 2004 vintage. I love watching your episodes on my IPOD when I travel. Keep up the great work!!!

  • Bill steinmetz

    Great episode. I am a Brunello lover, and after watching this episode I am going out to buy some 2004 vintage. I love watching your episodes on my IPOD when I travel. Keep up the great work!!!

  • maguro

    just loaded up on the Castelgiacondo 04 at 49 Canadian bones. WS 95 but most critics cool according to my bud Michael
    glad you liked it Gary, hope to chat in the big smoke (Toronto) next week when you taste Ontario’s best

  • maguro

    just loaded up on the Castelgiacondo 04 at 49 Canadian bones. WS 95 but most critics cool according to my bud Michael
    glad you liked it Gary, hope to chat in the big smoke (Toronto) next week when you taste Ontario’s best

  • Piersd

    Went to a tasting about 3 months ago – tried and had to buy ’04 Brunello and Barolo, both were fantastic. I’m a French wine guy and these were easily among the best wines I have ever had. If you haven’t tried these ’04s, you should.

  • Piersd

    Went to a tasting about 3 months ago – tried and had to buy ’04 Brunello and Barolo, both were fantastic. I’m a French wine guy and these were easily among the best wines I have ever had. If you haven’t tried these ’04s, you should.

  • Ian

    Just opened the 2004 Castelgiocondo and yes it’s quite good, but I think my palate needs more foundation and experience. I found that it fell away at the back end.

  • Ian

    Just opened the 2004 Castelgiocondo and yes it’s quite good, but I think my palate needs more foundation and experience. I found that it fell away at the back end.

  • Lowell

    Great show!

    I was never a red wine drinker until I was recently introduced to a bottle of 2004 Il Piggione Brunello at a famous NYC steak house. This started me on a 3 month spending spree in an effort to try every brunello I could get my hands on and more importantly, find one that was a little cheaper that I could stock up on.

    So far the Piggione is still the best I have found but I have gone back to stock up on the 04 Fanti (around $50) and the 04 San Filipo ($40). Both provide a silky hint of chocolate that keeps you coming back for more.

    I’ve never thought twice about sharing a bottle of wine with friends but I always seem to hesitate to open these because I want to keep them all to myself.

  • Lowell

    Great show!

    I was never a red wine drinker until I was recently introduced to a bottle of 2004 Il Piggione Brunello at a famous NYC steak house. This started me on a 3 month spending spree in an effort to try every brunello I could get my hands on and more importantly, find one that was a little cheaper that I could stock up on.

    So far the Piggione is still the best I have found but I have gone back to stock up on the 04 Fanti (around $50) and the 04 San Filipo ($40). Both provide a silky hint of chocolate that keeps you coming back for more.

    I’ve never thought twice about sharing a bottle of wine with friends but I always seem to hesitate to open these because I want to keep them all to myself.

  • http://www.freedomeducation.ca Steve @ Freedom Education

    Hey Gary,

    Love the HE-MAN figurine. He’s my fav next to Spyder Man!!!

  • http://www.freedomeducation.ca/ Steve @ Freedom Education

    Hey Gary,

    Love the HE-MAN figurine. He’s my fav next to Spyder Man!!!

  • Mike Savino

    My favorite Brunello is from Uccelliera. My wife and I were able to spend an afternoon with the owner, Andrea Cortonesi in 2004 and he was a great host. Just tried a bottle of the 2004 Brunello and it was great. He also makes a Rosso and a Sangieovese/Cab/Merlot blend called Rapace.

  • Mike Savino

    My favorite Brunello is from Uccelliera. My wife and I were able to spend an afternoon with the owner, Andrea Cortonesi in 2004 and he was a great host. Just tried a bottle of the 2004 Brunello and it was great. He also makes a Rosso and a Sangieovese/Cab/Merlot blend called Rapace.

  • abrams7

    brunello is the shit any way and I agree 2004 was a very good vintage for this verital

  • ddthomas

    2004 Altesimo Monosoli is great!

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  • Anonymous

    BDM’s are enjoyable now and then. Still drinking my 2003 and 2004’s. The Frescobaldi is very good which answers the QOTD. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonny.mitchell.37 Jonny Mitchell

    Im not a wine expert but living on eastern long island has made wine country very accessible, Im a fan of reds if you wanta smooth wine with big flavor notes i highly recommend the Poggione brunello di montalcino 2004 its magic in a bottle easily one of my top 3 wines

  • luca bercelli

    92/100

    line of the day – ‘this is definitely more of a dude with, like, a tattoo of barbed wire’

    Loved this episode, GV’s passion explodes onto the screen – god would I like to taste these wines!

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