The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a steady and pleasing effort that shows dark fruit layers packed tight with spice and tobacco. Like many of the wines this vintage, Fattoria dei Barbi's newest release is immediate and approachable. You can drink it now or wait a few years longer. It tastes just great now with soft fruit layers and generous servings of black cherry and plum. It shows a dense texture with sweet tannins on the close."
James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com:
"Very pretty and aromatic with floral, dried cherry and citrus rind undertones. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Vivid. Drink or hold."