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2016 Palazzo Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy

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"Palazzo is a traditionally-made Brunello (large oak only) from the South-Eastern part of the production area. It has an intense ruby red color, which tends towards garnet with...

  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 94 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
  • 93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 93 Wine Enthusiast
  • 93 Wine & Spirits
  • 92 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Ratings:

95

A full-bodied red with cherry, walnut and coffee undertones. It’s full and complete with beautiful intensity and a focused tannin structure. Very tight and intense. Perhaps the best ever. Better after 2025.

94 Eric Guido - Vinous Media

"The darkly alluring and spicy 2016 Brunello di Montalcino lifts up with a display of white smoke giving way to black cherries, sage, a dusting of cinnamon, clove and hints of licorice. It’s medium in body and silky in texture, showing gorgeous inner sweetness, as balsamic-laced red berries and minerals cascade across the palate. The tannins are round yet persistent, balanced by vibrant acids which maintain freshness, finishing with excellent length and remnants of primary fruit. The 2016 Palazzo needs some cellaring to show its best, and it’s full of potential."

93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Notes of black cherry fruit, sassafras, dried thyme, and baked earth. Black cherry lozenge fills the midpalate, with persistent tannin and balanced acid. The 2016 Brunello has grounding and powerful structure, with more finesse and lift than the 2015, which will be a wine to cellar or drink over the next 15 years. 2023-2036

93 Wine Enthusiast

A camphor aroma joins new leather, underbrush and pipe tobacco in this classically crafted Brunello. Youthfully austere and firmly structured, the palate delivers dried cherry, licorice and grilled porcini set against a tannic backbone. It's still young but balanced by fresh acidity. Give it plenty of time to come around. Drink 2026–2036.

93 Wine & Spirits

This midweight wine unfolds with flavors of macerated cherries and blackberries laced with notes of tobacco leaf and dried thyme. The wine takes on notes of licorice and subtle spice with air, the flavors buoyed by lively acidity that keeps the fruit tones fresh and taut. Montcalm Wine Importers, NY

92 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Il Palazzone's 2016 Brunello di Montalcino unfolds to light and crisp fruit with lots of wild cherry, rose and blue flower. This is a silky and medium-bodied red with lots of lifted energy and zest. This is a very lively wine. That lighter approach gives this wine a more immediate and accessible approach, and it would pair well with pork or lamb chops. It represents a blend of fruit from three vineyard sites. Production is exactly 12,692 bottles.

Product Description:

"Palazzo is a traditionally-made Brunello (large oak only) from the South-Eastern part of the production area. It has an intense ruby red color, which tends towards garnet with age. Scented, high-toned aromas of red berries, sweet spices and flowers, with a note of candied red cherry emerging with air. Fine-grained and floral, offering excellent energy and lift in the mouth, and attractive inner-mouth perfume to its red berry flavors. Finishes clean and persistent, with smooth tannins." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 131210
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino
Ratings

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

94 - Eric Guido - Vinous Media

93 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

93 - Wine Enthusiast

93 - Wine & Spirits

92 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit