Il Marroneto

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1379 ratings
9.187 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
Top Notes For
Gilbert Van Hassel

Very fragrant and light, nice bite at its absolute best. Love this wine.

Very fragrant and light, nice bite at its absolute best. Love this wine.

Feb 13th, 2024
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9.6

Dark and pleasantly herbal-tinged, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino smolders up with a woodsy blend of dusty black cherries, cedar shavings and flowery underbrush lifted by hints of mint. This soothes with textures of pure silk, verging on fleshy at times yet held together by stimulating acidity. A wave of ripe orange-tinged red fruits cascade across the palate. Its tannins are sweet and round, still quite grippy as the 2016 finishes long and staining. A licorice tinge slowly fades. (Eric Guido, Vinous, December 2023)

Dark and pleasantly herbal-tinged, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino smolders up with a woodsy blend of dusty black cherries, cedar shavings and flowery underbrush lifted by hints of mint. This soothes with textures of pure silk, verging on fleshy at times yet held together by stimulating acidity. A wave of ripe orange-tinged red fruits cascade across the palate. Its tannins are sweet and round, still quite grippy as the 2016 finishes long and staining. A licorice tinge slowly fades. (Eric Guido, Vinous, December 2023)

Dec 8th, 2023
M. Christopher Roebuck

Beautiful. Baking spice nose. Cherry, cinnanom, clove. Pleasant acidity, super spherical on the palate. Long finish. Absolutely stellar. Near top of my scale.

95 points

Beautiful. Baking spice nose. Cherry, cinnanom, clove. Pleasant acidity, super spherical on the palate. Long finish. Absolutely stellar. Near top of my scale.

95 points

Jul 31st, 2022
Gilbert Van Hassel

Brunello tasting like a burgundy, plane, clean.

Brunello tasting like a burgundy, plane, clean.

May 15th, 2022
Josh Morgenthau

Color is translucent ruby. On the nose is dust, tobacco, dried rose petal and cherry at first. Then pure, sweet red berries, red plum, black tea, dried cherries, orange peel, clove and fennel on the palate. Has the quality of being simultaneously crystalline, pure and concentrated. Tannins are fine and just gently brush the palate. Nice perception of sweetness. Elegant, Burgundian Brunello. Should develop nicely but it is already drinking so well, no need to wait.

Color is translucent ruby. On the nose is dust, tobacco, dried rose petal and cherry at first. Then pure, sweet red berries, red plum, black tea, dried cherries, orange peel, clove and fennel on the palate. Has the quality of being simultaneously crystalline, pure and concentrated. Tannins are fine and just gently brush the palate. Nice perception of sweetness. Elegant, Burgundian Brunello. Should develop nicely but it is already drinking so well, no need to wait.

May 27th, 2021
Sara Thomas

Delicious. Salted dried plum, cherry, fennel

Delicious. Salted dried plum, cherry, fennel

Apr 12th, 2020
Chris MacLean

The first underwhelming bottle of Il Maronetto I’ve ever had, I think. And I’ve probably tasted 30ish examples. @Andrew Mecoli FYI

The first underwhelming bottle of Il Maronetto I’ve ever had, I think. And I’ve probably tasted 30ish examples. @Andrew Mecoli FYI

Aug 26th, 2019
Christopher Olin

Not profound, but perfectly resolved. Probably not going to improve from here.

Not profound, but perfectly resolved. Probably not going to improve from here.

2 people found it helpfulOct 14th, 2015
Giampiero Nadali

Wine Blogger Aristide

9.4

2010 - Quite a benchmark among Montalcino wines, this relatively young Brunello di Montalcino shines for elegance and balance. Outstanding. #Vinitaly

2010 - Quite a benchmark among Montalcino wines, this relatively young Brunello di Montalcino shines for elegance and balance. Outstanding. #Vinitaly

2 people found it helpfulMar 25th, 2015
Bob McDonald

Mid Ruby/garnet in colour. Earthy aromas - freshly tilled earth, red cherry, plum skins, menthol, leather and liquorice. The medium weight palate shows savoury cherry, spice and liquorice with fine persistent tannins. Drinking at its peak but will stay at this level for another 5 plus years. A brilliant match with pappardelle pasta, lamb, fresh basil and Parmesan (thanks Georgie). This wine was a treat, from an excellent year for Brunello - wish I had a few more bottles.

Mid Ruby/garnet in colour. Earthy aromas - freshly tilled earth, red cherry, plum skins, menthol, leather and liquorice. The medium weight palate shows savoury cherry, spice and liquorice with fine persistent tannins. Drinking at its peak but will stay at this level for another 5 plus years. A brilliant match with pappardelle pasta, lamb, fresh basil and Parmesan (thanks Georgie). This wine was a treat, from an excellent year for Brunello - wish I had a few more bottles.

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2023