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Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.48 ratings
9.53 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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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
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
Charles York

Cherry. Leather and tar, but secondary and not over powering. Delicate. Really enjoyed this.

Cherry. Leather and tar, but secondary and not over powering. Delicate. Really enjoyed this.

Nov 19th, 2021
KEN SAKAI

KEN had this a year ago

KEN had this a year ago

Sep 17th, 2022
Alexander Robart

Alexander had this 2 years ago

Alexander had this 2 years ago

Jul 30th, 2022
J Levenson

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J had this 2 years ago

Jul 30th, 2022
Andrew Shaheen

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Andrew had this 2 years ago

Oct 18th, 2021