Tenuta Greppo (Biondi-Santi)

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.3778 ratings
9.3223 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
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9.6

The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva blossoms in the glass in a display of understated power mixed with purity. This unfolds more like a whisper than a shout, wafting up with a delicate bouquet of fresh violets, lavender and a dusting of shaved cedar and clove. With time, it deepens further, pulling you down to earth with aromas of wild strawberry and underbrush. The textures are like pure silk gently draped across the palate, but what they leave behind is a more engaging and classic mix of salty mineral tones and tart red berries, all lifted by juicy acidity. This then takes another turn, now toward the savory spectrum, as wild herbal and inner earth tones mix with a fine layer of sweet tannin to create a youthfully austere yet not overtly structured expression, leaving a nuance of tobacco to linger long. The 2013 presents an intriguing interpretation of the Biondi Santi Riserva, one that shrugs off the grippy, gruff, almost rustic tannins of the past in exchange for a more youthfully harmonious expression. Will it age? Maybe not for 50 years, but considering that this beauty was open and tasted over the course of three days, I'm convinced that it will be thrilling for the next few decades to come. (Eric Guido, Vinous, December 2021)

The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva blossoms in the glass in a display of understated power mixed with purity. This unfolds more like a whisper than a shout, wafting up with a delicate bouquet of fresh violets, lavender and a dusting of shaved cedar and clove. With time, it deepens further, pulling you down to earth with aromas of wild strawberry and underbrush. The textures are like pure silk gently draped across the palate, but what they leave behind is a more engaging and classic mix of salty mineral tones and tart red berries, all lifted by juicy acidity. This then takes another turn, now toward the savory spectrum, as wild herbal and inner earth tones mix with a fine layer of sweet tannin to create a youthfully austere yet not overtly structured expression, leaving a nuance of tobacco to linger long. The 2013 presents an intriguing interpretation of the Biondi Santi Riserva, one that shrugs off the grippy, gruff, almost rustic tannins of the past in exchange for a more youthfully harmonious expression. Will it age? Maybe not for 50 years, but considering that this beauty was open and tasted over the course of three days, I'm convinced that it will be thrilling for the next few decades to come. (Eric Guido, Vinous, December 2021)

Dec 10th, 2021
boyd

Phenomenal

Phenomenal

Sep 8th, 2021
Bill Bender

While it also showed extremely youthful the ‘07 was on another level and IMO had shed more tannin than the ‘06. It was my last sip of the night and it was plush and beautiful and rounding out incredibly. Potential high 90’s wine in 10 years. Thank you @Matthew Beckman

While it also showed extremely youthful the ‘07 was on another level and IMO had shed more tannin than the ‘06. It was my last sip of the night and it was plush and beautiful and rounding out incredibly. Potential high 90’s wine in 10 years. Thank you @Matthew Beckman

Apr 17th, 2019
Bill Bender

This was reticent and quite closed, but it clearly has the class and power to go 20+ years and improve exponentially. Bottle from @Matthew Beckman who graciously contributed both an ‘06 and an ‘07 from this Brunello giant.

This was reticent and quite closed, but it clearly has the class and power to go 20+ years and improve exponentially. Bottle from @Matthew Beckman who graciously contributed both an ‘06 and an ‘07 from this Brunello giant.

Apr 17th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Delicate and refined but from the start and even after air seems to lack the focus and character of other well-made Brunellos.

Delicate and refined but from the start and even after air seems to lack the focus and character of other well-made Brunellos.

Nov 6th, 2018
Paul Masson

Concentrated and expressive, with some Italian rusticity to its sweet red fruit and savory herbal complexity. Drink or hold

Concentrated and expressive, with some Italian rusticity to its sweet red fruit and savory herbal complexity. Drink or hold

Oct 19th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Classic Biondi Santi - saline and sanguine, with flavors of chaparral, cured olives, pepper and game. Structured and still and infant at 7 years.

Classic Biondi Santi - saline and sanguine, with flavors of chaparral, cured olives, pepper and game. Structured and still and infant at 7 years.

Jun 3rd, 2018
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

I can’t seem to find the words to describe the amount of joy and euphoria we’re all experiencing around the dinner table.

I can’t seem to find the words to describe the amount of joy and euphoria we’re all experiencing around the dinner table.

May 7th, 2018
Martin G Rivard

My 1st time tasting this one. Very good!

My 1st time tasting this one. Very good!

Apr 15th, 2018
Nick Apone

So Young.

So Young.

Mar 8th, 2018