Region: Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Montalcino, Tuscany
Aromas of red roses and wildflowers. Finegrained tannins, with tangy cherry, dark chocolate and almond notes.
Pair with red meat or slow-braised stews, as well as aged cheese.
JS95 James Suckling
Beautiful aromas of black cherry and apricot. Full body, exotic and intense. A wealth of fruit yet remains vibrant and firm. Extremely focused. Long finish. Great follow up to the 2012. Drink in 2021.
Palish red. The intensely floral nose (violet, peony, iris, rose) also offers aromas of red cherry and incense. Dense but juicy, showing a sappy quality, but plenty of extract nicely frames the red fruit and candied violet flavors. The long finish is given added punch by strong underlying minerality. Very attractive wine of impeccable balance. Well done.
RP91 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a dark and thickly textured wine from a cooler vintage. The wine exhibits a deeply saturated appearance with little light penetration. The bouquet is enhanced by dark fruit aromas of black cherry and crème de cassis, with licorice, spice and tobacco at the back. There is a sweet spot on the close, and the tannins are neatly folded into the wine’s thick texture. The overall effect is slower and thicker than its peers. This is an immediate expression, best for short and near-term consumption.