Bacci Wines

Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.046 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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Gustavo Gonzalez M

Gustavo had this 2 years ago

Gustavo had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 4th, 2018
Matt Trader

Fairly familiar with these guys. The Bacci family is producing some increasingly serious juice at all 4 of their wine labels, but the Brunellos are proving to be their best. The 2010 Reserva was num. 49 top 100 on WS, and 100 pt rated by James Suckling. This vintage of the baseline Brunello received a 95 pt critique. Now that the factual formalities are out of the way.. the wine.

Needs a bunch more time in the bottle and if consumed this year, loads of decanting. Orange burgundy rim, and a dark ruby core. Full of smokey cedar, oiled leather, dried thyme/oregano combo, underbrush, and black plum skins. The pallet is full of intense tannin structure, and balanced food friendly acid, exhibiting notes of wild cherries, green and black peppercorn, vanilla, clove, anise, and a faint touch of coffee bean lingering with the herbaceous finish. This is a modern approach to Brunello, or in general Italian wine - French Barriques, and shorter maturation times - as opposed to using big neutral oak barrels "boti" to produce a wine that is less focused on the influencing flavors of new oak, and more focused on the character of the fruit and the terrior. The traditional style needs more time to age to be appreciated, but styles like this modern one will age quite well, and can be approached sooner (most would say the best of both worlds). For $50, an impressive value wine from the DOCG of Brunello di Montalcino.

Fairly familiar with these guys. The Bacci family is producing some increasingly serious juice at all 4 of their wine labels, but the Brunellos are proving to be their best. The 2010 Reserva was num. 49 top 100 on WS, and 100 pt rated by James Suckling. This vintage of the baseline Brunello received a 95 pt critique. Now that the factual formalities are out of the way.. the wine.

Needs a bunch more time in the bottle and if consumed this year, loads of decanting. Orange burgundy rim, and a dark ruby core. Full of smokey cedar, oiled leather, dried thyme/oregano combo, underbrush, and black plum skins. The pallet is full of intense tannin structure, and balanced food friendly acid, exhibiting notes of wild cherries, green and black peppercorn, vanilla, clove, anise, and a faint touch of coffee bean lingering with the herbaceous finish. This is a modern approach to Brunello, or in general Italian wine - French Barriques, and shorter maturation times - as opposed to using big neutral oak barrels "boti" to produce a wine that is less focused on the influencing flavors of new oak, and more focused on the character of the fruit and the terrior. The traditional style needs more time to age to be appreciated, but styles like this modern one will age quite well, and can be approached sooner (most would say the best of both worlds). For $50, an impressive value wine from the DOCG of Brunello di Montalcino.

Apr 9th, 2017
Joe Gillies

Young and more modern style. Definitely more fruit forward style but after a hour it softened and opened up more. Give a few more years to come together better.

Young and more modern style. Definitely more fruit forward style but after a hour it softened and opened up more. Give a few more years to come together better.

Oct 12th, 2018
Anthony Graham

Not a huge Brunello fan, but this is really good. Great tannins, finishes smooth.

Not a huge Brunello fan, but this is really good. Great tannins, finishes smooth.

Sep 16th, 2018
Ken Z
9.2

Suprising light nose for a brunello. Some earth and cherry notes. A little closed off. Rich palate of black cherry and chocolate with earth and leather. Some spice as well. Firm, but well integrated tannins. Long finish more of a modern style

3/23/8/4/4 +50 =92 pts.

Suprising light nose for a brunello. Some earth and cherry notes. A little closed off. Rich palate of black cherry and chocolate with earth and leather. Some spice as well. Firm, but well integrated tannins. Long finish more of a modern style

3/23/8/4/4 +50 =92 pts.

Apr 27th, 2018
Gene Chow

Quite tannic. Needs to breathe.

Quite tannic. Needs to breathe.

Mar 10th, 2018
Melany Gifford

Total Wine $50 - Must pair with food !

Total Wine $50 - Must pair with food !

Dec 29th, 2017
David Watts

Fantastic wine, absolutely loved this.

Fantastic wine, absolutely loved this.

Dec 26th, 2017
John W
9.0

Ruby coloration. On the nose cherry, anise, tobacco and leather. On the palate, the same cherry, anise, tobacco and leather notes continue with strong tannins. Medium body.

Ruby coloration. On the nose cherry, anise, tobacco and leather. On the palate, the same cherry, anise, tobacco and leather notes continue with strong tannins. Medium body.

Dec 15th, 2017
William Michael

This will be better in a few years. Good now

This will be better in a few years. Good now

Nov 23rd, 2017