Quite intense menthol and dried-leaf aromas here with dried red plums. The palate delivers a smooth-edged array of fine, succulent tannins that carry a long and smooth-honed feel.
by JS, James Suckling , 2019
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (with only 3,500 bottles released) offers ripe aromas of summer cherry and blackberry confit. That ripeness adds thickness and heaviness to the bouquet and otherwise takes away from the wine's finest and more detailed nuances. In general, this is a powerful (with 14.5% alcohol that you feel) and determined expression that is more of a boxer than it is a ballerina.
by ML, Robert Parker , 2019
Deep ruby-red. Brooding aromas of blueberry, licorice and smoky Oriental spices. Sweet and broad on entry, then slightly more austere and herbal on the mid-palate, with deep red and blue fruit flavors picking up mineral notes with air. Finishes with a strong youthfully tannic spine and very good focus and length.
by ID, Vinous Media , 2019