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2016 Valdicava Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy

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  • 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 96 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
  • 95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

Ratings:

98

Attractive aromas of balsamic, tea, dark berry, walnut and coffee bean. Full-bodied, yet tight and very intense with ripe tannins that are fine and reserved. Racy and polished. Beautiful length to this wine.

96 Eric Guido - Vinous Media

The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is one of those young wines that, from the moment you put your nose to the glass, you know you’re in for a treat. A sweetly alluring and remarkably fresh bouquet of crushed cherries, strawberries and plums is further complicated by hints of clove, spiced orange peels and mint. It’s velvety-smooth and radiant with a display of dark red fruits, all tightly wound up in a web of minerals, with an air of savory herbs and inner florals that develop toward the close.

95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The Valdicava 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows a subtle bouquet that needs extra time to open. In fact, I suggest you open your bottle about four hours before serving. This Brunello takes its time, but it inches over the senses with carefully increasing intensity. Wild cherry, toasted almond and even a touch of sweet apple or orange peel distinguish the bouquet. The tannins are firm and young, but all they need is extra time to evolve. This wine is like being introduced to a stranger who takes his time to reveal his personality, but who then turns into a true friend and confidant. Patience is required when approaching this 40,000-bottle release. (ML)

Product Detail

Item # 126903
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino
Ratings

98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

96 - Eric Guido - Vinous Media

95 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit