Critical Acclaim: 99 pts James Suckling; 94 pts Wine Spectator. This wine came in second place in James Suckling's Top 100 Wines of Italy 2020, where are listed the best wines of any Italian wine region and appellation.
Winemaker Tasting Notes: Brunello 2016 is a wine of great finesse and elegance. Complex and rich on the nose, where notes of small red fruit are immediately perceived, with hints of aromatic herbs, including thyme and bay leaf. In the mouth it is fruity, with notes of plum, the finish has an interesting acid note that gives the wine a remarkable balance, elegant and persistent. Wine meant for long aging.
The complexity and beauty to this is really something with cherry walnut, tobacco and cigar-box character. Sweet cherries. It’s full-bodied and deep with super intensity and power. Layered and beautiful. Really refined tannins. Some whole-berry fermentation gives this added character.- James Suckling.