2016 Fanti Brunello Di Montalcino "Vallocchio"Sangiovese from Italy
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- 95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 94 Wine Spectator
- 94 Wine Enthusiast
95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine sources its fruit from a five-hectare vineyard, rich in friable schistous Galestro soil at a moderate (and warm) 250 meters above sea level. The Fanti 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Vallocchio shows roundness and softness with hints of elegant mineral and warm soil at the edges. The core of this full-bodied wine is packed with purple and black fruits such as plum and blackberry. Like the 2015 vintage that I remember well, this 2016 release also shows pretty elegance that shines through the more robust nature of this vineyard site. This is a 10,000-bottle release.
95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
This is a deep and rich red with dark-chocolate, clove, smoke and leather aromas, mingled with dried tangerine peel. It's full-bodied and dark with an earthy undertone. Fine-grained tannins. Lots of bark and cacao on the finish. Drink after 2024.
94 Wine Spectator
Vibrant cherry and currant flavors are framed by savory notes of leather, spice and wild herbs in this nimble, fluid red, whose tannins leave a dusty feel, with a fresh, lingering finish. Best from 2024 through 2043. 830 cases made, 100 cases imported. — BS
94 Wine Enthusiast
Mocha, truffle, anisette and camphor aromas lead the nose along with a floral whiff of violet. It's full bodied and bracing, offering dried black cherry, licorice and tobacco alongside firm, close-grained tannins. Give it time to fully unwind. Drink 2024–2036.
|Sub-Region||Brunello di Montalcino|
95 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
94 - Wine Spectator
94 - Wine Enthusiast
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|