Gianni Brunelli - Brunello di Montalcino 2018 (Pre-arrival) (750ml)


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Producer Gianni Brunelli
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Subregion Montalcino
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Vintage 2018
Sku 5857
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 95+ Points

The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino does a great job of capturing the essence and the spirit of Sangiovese a grape that delivers infinitely nuanced and complex results when in the right hands. This wine reveals wild cherry blue violet blood orange rusty nail and sweet earth. There is a hint of scorched earth or baked clay that underlines the warmest months in this growing cycle. The results are balanced and fresh. I've mentioned alcohol content throughout this report and although the 14% registered here is still quite high is it below the average for its peers. This is a job very well done. Some 15700 bottles 200 magnums and 30 three-liter bottles were released.

Wine Spectator: 93 Points

Laced with cherry and raspberry fruit this red also offers eucalyptus mineral earth and almond flavors. Vibrant and balanced with an intense mouthwatering finish. Best from 2025 through 2042. ?B.S.

Vinous: 93 Points

The darkly alluring 2018 Brunello di Montalcino grumbles up from the glass with a mix of crushed plums and black cherries complemented by rubbed sage nuances. It?s soft-textured and deep engulfing the palate in ripe wild berry fruit and spice underscored by a savory herbaceous steak. A web of fine tannins is left to linger creating a truly classic impression as mentholated herbs and hints of wild strawberry linger on and on. This youthfully masked beauty will only require minimal cellaring to show its best.

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