Brunello di Montalcino 2016: Arguably the greatest vintage of Brunello di Montalcino ever!
I've received quite a few bottles of the magical 2016 vintage from Brunello di Montalcino. This vintage leaves most people speechless, regardless of personal taste. Even if you are not sure which bottle (or bottles) to get, it would be hard to go wrong with any of these excellent wines. 2016 Stands out as the strongest vintage ever in Brunello di Montalcino, a legendary vintage, thanks to a textbook growing season!
Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2016:
Argiano's Brunello di Montalcino is distinguished by its elegance and its deep ruby red color. It presents a good concentration on the mid-palate and a persistent aftertaste, with a rounded and voluptuous body, and interesting, silky tannins. 97 Decanter.
$74.99 per bottle plus tax.
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2016:
Incredible effort for one of the largest estates in Montalcino. This estate produces stunning wines vintage after vintage. Keep this one for at least a decade! 97 Vinous, 96 Wine Spectator.
$84.98 per bottle plus tax.
Castiglion Del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2016:
Complexity, superb structure, and an inviting, mouth-filling palate are the hallmarks of this Sangiovese grown in the 42-hectare Capanna vineyard facing towards the Mediterranean Sea. A garnet-flecked ruby red, it releases generous, emphatic fragrances classic to Sangiovese, developing a near-endless progression notable for its beautiful balance. 97 Decanter, 99 JS.
$95.98 per bottle plus tax.
We also have 6 magnums (1.5L) available of the 2016 vintage: $214.99 plus tax.
Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino 2016:
Blended from Le Ragnaie's scattered vineyards, this provides a wide-angle snapshot of Montalcino’s varied territory, violets and Mediterranean scrub meeting wild strawberry, stone and an intriguing earthiness. It also encapsulates Sangiovese’s buoyancy, coming across as mid-weight at first then building with power as firm, dusty tannins wrap around a tangy core. The finish is energetic and uplifting - an elegantly sculpted Brunello.
$119.98 per bottle plus tax. 96 Wine Spectator
Sesti Brunello di Montalcino 2016:
The Sesti estate's vineyards are in the enviable position of being on the southern slopes of Montalcino, where some of the most prestigious Brunello comes from. Giuseppe Sesti is considered the leading winemakers of the region. 94 Wine Advocate
$147.98 per bottle plus tax.