92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
La Braccesca's 2010 Cortona Syrah Bramasole is a gorgeous interpretation of this celebrated Rhône Valley variety. In the past, American oak was used to age this wine, but this in no longer the case. The winery has opted for French oak instead for moderated tones of spice and tobacco. The wines offers soft layers of blackberry, cured meat and white peppercorn. The tannins are rich and velvety.
92pts Wine Spectator
Dense and concentrated, featuring glossy blackberry, plum, spice and tar flavors. Balanced, with tannins meshing well with the texture and ripe fruit. Fine length.
This vintage is elegant and expresses the true varietal character of Syrah from this region. It is characterized by notes of black berry fruit and tobacco in the nose and hints of liquorice and black pepper on the palate. The wine is supple and enveloping with a long, elegant finish.