Valdicava

Riserva Madonna del Piano Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.3303 ratings
9.372 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
"Odedi"

#AgedWineTuesday

What a delicious Brunello this is. Well balanced and powerful with nice complexity.

Dry on the palate with medium acidity and a nice mouthfeel.

Showing black plums, black currants, coffee, oak, spices, licorice, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and raspberries.

Very enjoyable now as a 13 year old, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. After an hour in the decanter, tannins and complexity come to play.

Robert Parker 95 points.

This Single Vineyard is made only in the best vintages. I've had this vintage a few times before, and it is always delicious.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Paired beautifully with the prosciutto.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$250.

#AgedWineTuesday

What a delicious Brunello this is. Well balanced and powerful with nice complexity.

Dry on the palate with medium acidity and a nice mouthfeel.

Showing black plums, black currants, coffee, oak, spices, licorice, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and raspberries.

Very enjoyable now as a 13 year old, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. After an hour in the decanter, tannins and complexity come to play.

Robert Parker 95 points.

This Single Vineyard is made only in the best vintages. I've had this vintage a few times before, and it is always delicious.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Paired beautifully with the prosciutto.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$250.

Jan 17th, 2023
Tom Kobylarz

Good potential here but on the shy side today. 2005 adds a coolness to the normally very exuberant personality.

Good potential here but on the shy side today. 2005 adds a coolness to the normally very exuberant personality.

Feb 22nd, 2022
LM Segal

Black cherry and vanilla nose ahead of a thick, rich brew of dark espressos coffee and cocoa dust, more black cherry. Beautiful oak frame. Could go for 10 more years easy, compelling after an hour decant.

Black cherry and vanilla nose ahead of a thick, rich brew of dark espressos coffee and cocoa dust, more black cherry. Beautiful oak frame. Could go for 10 more years easy, compelling after an hour decant.

Dec 17th, 2021
Marc O'Connor

Simple perfection. Brunello cannot be better.

Simple perfection. Brunello cannot be better.

Sep 13th, 2020
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Very dark Brunello. Just breathtaking sour cherry and savory earth notes mixed with leather and liquorice. Still young. Big structure and dusty tannin. Super long finish and cannot resist another pour. Impressive.

Very dark Brunello. Just breathtaking sour cherry and savory earth notes mixed with leather and liquorice. Still young. Big structure and dusty tannin. Super long finish and cannot resist another pour. Impressive.

Oct 11th, 2018
Bill Bender

This is without question the best wine I’ve had in 2018. Absolutely phenomenal purity, elegant sweet plum and cassis, silky and profound. Young but just amazingly all there already.

This is without question the best wine I’ve had in 2018. Absolutely phenomenal purity, elegant sweet plum and cassis, silky and profound. Young but just amazingly all there already.

Mar 10th, 2018
Jesse Lowenstein

Wow - amazing bouquet of cherry flowers earth, so much going on the palate, mind blowing long finish - doesn't stop

Wow - amazing bouquet of cherry flowers earth, so much going on the palate, mind blowing long finish - doesn't stop

1 person found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2016
Brad Ball

Sommelier/Wine Director Social Wine Bar

9.6

Shockingly on point!

Shockingly on point!

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2014
Jennifer Massolo

At James Suckling's, Great Wines of Italy Tasting in Miami. Superb.

At James Suckling's, Great Wines of Italy Tasting in Miami. Superb.

Mar 7th, 2017
Michael Meagher MS

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

9.1

Bit rich for my taste.

Bit rich for my taste.

Dec 17th, 2016