From a prime, high-altitude (350 meters, Montalcino’s sweet spot) vineyard in the Southeast of the appellation, this is a top-rank Brunello at just an unbelievable price for what it is.
Multiple “outstanding” ratings from Vinous, Suckling and the excellent German publication Falstaff.
The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is youthfully dark and inward, but coaxing reveals a bouquet of crushed ashen stone, dusty florals, sour cherries and a hint of animal musk. There’s a pliant, plush texture that communicates elegance, as saline-tinged red and hints of blue fruit flesh out across the palate. While structured, this retains energy through the finale, where notes of salted licorice, violets and a twang of tart citrus keep the mouth watering for more…superbly balanced and should drink beautifully after only a short stay in the cellar.
A rich Brunello, like many 2017s, but shows some form and tension at the same time, with a plum, chocolate and berry aftertaste. Hints of walnuts and cedar, too. Give it time to soften. Drink after 2023.
Radiant, luminous ruby red. An aroma of medium expression, followed by a little wax, hardwood, blood orange, and soft notions of red berries. Lovely juiciness, with pithy salty tannins, and red berries to complement the tasty finish, tailing off with minimal dryness.