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2012 La Magia Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 La Magia Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Incredible purity of fruit to this red with plums, cherries and berries. Full body, ripe and silky tannins and a fantastically long finish. Love the bitter-orange undertone to this. Drink in 2020." (11/2016)  


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2008 Bellaria "Assunto" Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $30)

Wine Enthusiast: "This opens with pretty, dark concentration and balanced aromas of black cherry and red currant set against leather, cedar and drying mineral notes. That extra density helps soften the sharp acidity." (5/2013)  


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2012 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Fantastically complex aromas of spices, dried flowers and plums follow through to a full body, integrated and polished tannins and a superb finish. This is a 2012 Brunello with it all." (11/2016) K&L Notes: "[The 2012s] have more in common with the legendary 2010 vintage and are most like the 2004s, a harmonious and gorgeous year for Brunellos (James Suckling)." ---- Standing at the top of their portfolio, Argiano’s Brunello di Montalcino is the flagship wine for an estate that has a history tracing back all the way to the 1500s. The wine itself is steeped in traditi... Read More » 


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2011 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino New! Top Pick!
2011 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino

90 points James Suckling: "A soft, velvety red with plummy, juicy flavors. Full body, lovely tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now." (2/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The La Fortuna 2011 Brunello di Montalcino reminds us of the elegant and nuanced side of Sangiovese that can be harnessed even in a challenging vintage like this. Despite the warm growing season, this wine shows depth and precision with wild berry tones that are followed by lingering aromas of balsam herb and licorice." (8/2016) Wine Spectator: "Cherry and raspberry flavors are accented by tobacco and earth notes, all wrapped up in dusty tannins. This is bal ...Read More » 


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2014 La Fortuna Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino too often sits in the shadow of its much bigger brother, Brunello. But some estates put nearly the care and expense into their Rosso as their big guns, and La Fortuna is clearly an example of this sort of winemaking. Intense in terms of fruit, but showing off admirable acidity, this is spicy, full bodied, dry and rich with a softness hiding amid all that tannic structure. A wine to drink while your Brunello ages, yes, but a quality wine nonetheless. From vines 15-25 years of age, aged for one year in barrique, 6 months of this in Fren... Read More » 


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2011 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "A Brunello with chocolate, walnut and berry aromas and flavors. Full body with round tannins and a long finish. Citrus undertones. Lively and fun. Drink now." (10/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino shows aromas of candied fruit and cassis that are tight and precious. This wine does not share the wide and expansive personality of many of the other Brunellos produced in this warm vintage. Instead, this expression is more introspective and timid. Those delicate berry notes are followed by cola, balsam herb and licorice root. The wine is streamlined and sim ...Read More » 


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2012 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of walnuts and ripe fruit such as mature plums in combination with undertones of cedar. Full body, chewy tannins and spicy finish. Intense dried lemons. Burning spices. So much going on here. Such a complete and complex wine." (11/2016)  


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2011 Bellaria Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $35) Top Pick!
2011 Bellaria Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $35)

90 points James Suckling: "A wine with lots of berry, vanilla and cream aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, round and savory. Intense new wood but delicious all the same. Needs time to come together in the bottle: Drink in 2017." (2/2016)  


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2010 Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Top Pick!
2010 Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Red berry, fragrant blue flower, dark spice and a whiff of eucalyptus come together on this one. The taut, structured palate offers dried black cherry, licorice, clove and a hint of grilled sage. Firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity provide balance and support. (KO)" (5/2016) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of wild herbs and cherry are the hallmarks of this cherryand currant-laced red, backed by a lively structure. This remains balanced in the end. Best from 2019 through 2035. (BS)" (4/2016) 91 points James Suckling: "Some dark berry and cherry with a slightly subdued character. Hints of cooked fruit. ...Read More » 


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2011 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sporting a new label design, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino represents a philosophical divide from previous vintages. In the past, Castiglion del Bosco was focused on soft and immediate Brunellos for near-term consumption. Despite the warm conditions of the 2011 growing season, this wine shows far more elegance, nuance and grace than I expected. This massive property is comprised of various vineyard sites for more blending possibilities. The bouquet is redolent of wild berry, cola and grilled herb. The tannins are silky but long in terms of persistence. ...Read More » 


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2010 Talenti "Pian di Conte" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

95 points James Suckling: "This is dense and tight with beautiful mushrooms, bark, dark fruit and spices. Full body, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Wonderful. Lovely now but better in 2017." (9/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pian di Conte impresses for the seamless presentation it offers. Blackberry and dark cherry nuances segue to spice, leather and tobacco. The bouquet makes these jumps with effortless transitions and it builds important momentum that adds to the wine's length and persistence. Compared to the 2010 Annata, this 2010 Riserva is slightly ...Read More » 


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2010 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Previously $550) Top Pick!
2010 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Previously $550)

100 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* This gorgeous, fragrant wine opens with classic Sangiovese scents of violet, rose, perfumed red berry, new leather and a whiff of baking spice. The elegant, radiant palate delivers crushed Marasca cherry, ripe strawberry, cinnamon, black tea and a hint of pipe tobacco. Firm, ultrafine tannins and bright acidity offer an age-worthy structure and impeccable balance. It’s already stunning but will evolve for decades. Drink 2020-2050. (KOK)" (2/2016) 97 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of coffee, tea leaf, ripe plums and ginger follow through to a full body, f ...Read More » 


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2011 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "Very fine and delicate with a dense and compacted palate, fine tannins with dark chocolate and stone undertones. Extremely elegant yet structure. Drink now or hold." (2/2016) 92 points Vinous: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is quite pretty and expressive. Lifted, perfumed aromatics meld into bright red cherry and plum fruit. This is one of the more delicate wines of the vintage, and also one of the most expressive. The 2011 offers lovely balance for the vintage in an understated, mid-weight style that can be enjoyed pretty much upon release. Sweet red plum, cherry pit and ...Read More » 


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2010 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Top Pick!
2010 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sesta di Sopra is another winery in Montalcino that delivers a powerful and well balanced wine in this important vintage. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is an impressive effort and a wine that sports a masculine and muscular personality. The nose is redolent of dark fruit, wild berry, died cherry, leather and tobacco. All those components come together in seamless fashion. The wine shows medium density in terms of mouthfeel but very long persistence. This is a wine of immense inner class and elegance. (ML)" (8/2016) 95 points Wine Spectator: "A tightly wound, austere style, ...Read More » 


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2011 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Heady scents of forest floor, ripe berry, fragrant blue flower, grilled herb and a whiff of eucalyptus emerge on this superb wine. The elegantly structured palate offers juicy wild cherry, black raspberry, star anise, mint and baking spice while well-integrated tannins provide the framework. Balanced and already approachable, it also shows good mid-term aging potential. Drink through 2026. (KO)" (5/2016) 94 points Vinous: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the classiest wines of the vintage. Macerated cherry, cinnamon, orange peel and spice notes are all fused togeth ...Read More » 


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2011 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine's sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage. (ML)" (3/2016) 94 points Vinous: "A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggio ...Read More » 


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2013 Fuligni "Ginestreto" Rosso di Montalcino

91 points Vinous: "The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto boasts striking depth and overall nuance, along with the pedigree of a truly important vintage. Sweet tobacco, orange peel, spice and white pepper add gorgeous aromatic lift as this plump, juicy Rosso shows off its alluring personality. (AG)" (2/2016) Jancis Robinson: "Round and chestnutty and very authentic. Light but fresh and true." (9/2016) Wine Spectator: "This is fresh, with a dusty feel to the cherry, strawberry and floral flavors. Spice and earth accents grace the moderately long finish. (BS, Web-2016)"  


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2010 Ruffino "Greppone Mazzi" Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "A ripe red with lots of prune, cedar, berry and licorice aromas and flavors. Full body, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. So much going on here. Traditional-styled Brunello. Drink or hold." (8/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and focused, with cherry, strawberry, tobacco and spice flavors staying persistent and long. This is balanced, showing earthy and woodsy notes on the long finish. There's plenty of fruit locked in here. Best from 2018 through 2033. (BS)" (6/2015) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Pretty aromas of red berry, menthol, savory herb and cooking spice lead the nose. The palate offers ...Read More » 


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2014 Villa Poggio Salvi Rosso di Montalcino

Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* Made with 80% Sangiovese, 10% Mammolo and 10% Canaiolo, this offers subdued aromas of red cherry, chopped mint and a hint white pepper. The breezy, easygoing palate shows crushed raspberry and orange zest underscored by lively acidity. (KO)" (6/2016) K&L Notes: There were many highlights during our recent spring travels in Italy, and our visit to Poggio Salvi remains among the fondest. The winery is nestled in a picturesque forested area on the south side of Montalcino where the combination of clay soils and Tyrrhenian Sea breezes create ideal terroir for... Read More » 


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2013 Pian dell'Orino Rosso di Montalcino

93 points Vinous: "Pian dell'Orino takes Rosso di Montalcino to another level with their sublime 2013. Bright, focused and wonderfully articulated, the Rosso literally bristles with energy. Sweet red cherry, raspberry, rose petals and blood orange are all beautifully delineated in the glass. What a striking, gorgeous wine this is. (AG)" (2/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing great depth and a clean, tonic style, the 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is streamlined and tight with bright berry fruit that emerges high and tall from the bouquet. The wine's intensity is very evident especially when tasted next ...Read More » 


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2011 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L)

90 points James Suckling: "A compacted red with dried-cherry, toasted-oak and coffee-bean aroma and flavors. Full body with firm, silky tannins." (2/2016) Wine Enthusiast: "Ripe plum, game, truffle, leather and menthol are some of the aromas you'll find on this earthy wine. The tightly wound palate offers dried black cherry, chopped sage, mint and roasted coffee bean alongside raspy tannins that leave a mouth-drying finish. (KO)" (5/2016)  


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2011 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino

90 points James Suckling: "A compacted red with dried-cherry, toasted-oak and coffee-bean aroma and flavors. Full body with firm, silky tannins. Drink now." (2/2016)  


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2011 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "Love the complex aromas of raspberries, strawberries and minerals. Full body with fine, refined tannins with currant, blueberry and cherry flavors wrapped up in the tannic structure. A wine that that will deliver much more in a year or two: Drink in 2017." (10/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Castello Banfi has maintained an excellent reputation for consistency over the years. The performance of its base Brunello offers solid evidence of this. If you look back at the scores over the years, you will see less fluctuation between the good vintages and the bad ones. That consistency is ...Read More » 


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2010 Poggio Antico "Altero" Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "I love the subtle aromas of rose petal, dark fruit and perfume that follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a beautiful finish. It's very fine and pretty. Savory and delicate. Such finesse here. Drink or hold." (12/2014) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Bright, with cherry and raspberry flavors, edged by spice and a hint of wild herbs. Fresh and linear in profile, but lacks some complexity. Fine length. Best from 2017 through 2028. (BS)" (6/2015) Vinous: "Super-ripe black cherries, espresso, mocha, cloves, lavender, licorice and French oak are some of the notes that inform the estate's ...Read More » 


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2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne-Vigna Ferrovia" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Top Pick!
2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne-Vigna Ferrovia" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

98 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of dark fruits, mineral, bark and fresh mushroom follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful mouthfeel of velvety tannins. One of the greatest Brunellos ever made by Antinori. Drink or hold." (2/2016) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Plum cake, underbrush, dark berry, menthol and a touch of mocha unfold in the glass. The taut, full-bodied palate offers chewy black cherry, raspberry jam, licorice and sage framed in youthfully assertive, fine-grained tannins. A tobacco note closes the finish. Drink 2022-2032. (KOK)" (5/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Here's ...Read More » 


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2010 Terre del Palio Brunello di Montalcino

Terre del Palio is located in Siena and exclusively produces wines from their 160 hectares of estate vineyards. Their Brunello di Montalcino undergoes a slow maceration and fermentation at controlled temperatures before aging for three years in Slavonian oak barrels and previously used French barriques. Ruby red color introduces complex aromas of red fruit and spice. From the elegant nose, the palate picks up in terms of power before the finish once again transitions back to purity and grace. 


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2011 Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino

Praise from the Wine Advocate on the producer's 2011 vintage: "Caroline Pobitzer and Jan Hendrik Erbach have released an explosive set of new wines from their glorious biodynamic estate located one ridge over from Biondi-Santi's Il Greppo. I was absolutely blown away by the precision and the quality of these wines, and the Bassolino di Sopra is one of the finest wines I have ever tasted in Tuscany. I learned that Jan is a big stereo enthusiast and he owns state-of-the-art equipment for listening to his impressive collection of vinyl records. The room tha... Read More » 


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2011 Siro Pacenti "Vecchie Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "A very muscular red with plum, blueberry, walnut and dried mushroom character on both the nose and palate. Full and chewy. Fabulous fruit and intensity. Amazing quality for the vintage. Wow. Better in 2017." (10/2015) 95 points Vinous: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne is deep, powerful and explosive. The gravitas of the old vines and the blend of fruit that incorporates fruit from the southern end of the zone in equal parts with the north comes through loud and clear. Macerated cherries, smoke, spices, leather, licorice and French oak flesh out in a dense, styl ...Read More » 


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2011 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Plenty of strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors, but it's refined and elegant with brightness and finesse. Polished and wonderfully harmonious. Really gorgeous. One of wines of the vintage. Drink or hold." (2/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fuligni's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a delightful wine that excels both in terms of its generosity and its approachability. It's easy to drink the whole bottle, glass after glass. The warmer vintage has shaped soft and rich fruit flavors that are enduring and enticing. Spice, leather and tangy tobacco fill in the rear adding dimension and ...Read More » 


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2011 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino shows an impressive level of richness and density that starts with a long succession of black fruit aromas, dried cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. There are evident hints of the warm vintage that become apparent thanks to the blackness of the fruit and the general softness of the aromas. The wine's texture is yielding and dense with extra layers of plump fruit and chewy richness. This the proverbial "restaurant Brunello" that will drink beautifully in the near and medium-term. It already tastes spectacular and is beauti ...Read More » 


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2011 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Lots of sliced mushroom, dark fruit and some bark. Full-bodied and very ripe with plum, prune and salt undertones. Chewy firmness. Wonderful backbone of tannins. Almost as good as the 2010. Drink now or hold. (JS)" (10/2015)  


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2011 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Aromas suggesting underbrush, scorched earth, mature black-skinned fruit and a whiff of dried mint jump out of the glass. The big, chewy palate doles out mature Marasca cherry, graphite, chopped herb and dark cooking spice alongside firm, refined tannins. It’s delicious. (KO)" (5/2016) 92 points James Suckling: "This shows lots of mushroom, dried fruit, spice and walnut aromas and flavors. Full-bodied but agile and refined. Pure and balanced. Drink or hold." (10/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I was absolutely impressed with the 2010 Riserva released by Baricci at the same time as this wine. ...Read More » 


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2006 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "Love the nose on this with blackberries, sweet tobacco, blueberries. Full body, with soft and silky tannins and a light jammy finish. Lots of dark fruits. Long finish. Loads going on in this one." (1/2011) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino flows with gorgeous layers of dark red fruit. This is one of the more muscular, virile wines of the vintage. Slow to reveal its character, the Valdicava Brunello will require significant patience, but I have seen the wine blossom beautifully, even in the smallest of vintages. A blast of iron, smoke, tar, licorice and new l ...Read More » 


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2012 Terre del Palio Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Terre del Palio is located in Siena and exclusively produces wines from their 160 hectares of estate vineyards. Their Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is comprised of 90% Sangiovese with 5% of each Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A long, controlled fermentation precedes the wine's 18 months in Slavonian oak barrels before bottling. Ruby red color hints at the plum and blueberry fragrance with rich tobacco and minerality. These characteristics carry through to the palate with brightness, elegance, and a satisfying finish. 


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2010 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

94 points James Suckling: "This is very, very ripe with dried strawberry, raisin and boysenberry character. Full body and a fruit-forward style. Round and velvety tannins. Long, fruity finish. Finishes fresh and pretty. Riper style than the normal bottling but delicious." (10/2015) 91 points Vinous: "91+: The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a powerful, authoritative wine. Firm tannins wrap around a core of black cherry, smoke, plum and leather. The 2010 needs time to soften, but it has excellent depth and more than enough energy to drink well for a number of years. The exuberant finish is invit ...Read More » 


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2011 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino

91 points James Suckling: "A very juicy, savory 2011 with lots of ripe-fruit, leather and plum aromas and flavors. Lots of chocolate and cherry. Full body, silky tannins and a delicious finish." (10/2015)  


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2011 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Enticing scents of rose, fragrant blue flower, perfumed berry and chopped herb take center stage. Combining structure and finesse, the palate doles out juicy wild cherry, raspberry, cinnamon, mint and star anise while firm, polished tannins provide the framework. Enjoy 2019–2029. (KO)" (5/2016) 93 points James Suckling: "Bright aromas of candied cherry with citrus rind. Full body, firm and silky tannins with plenty of fruit and a clean and bright undertone. So delicious now to drink. Why wait?" (2/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a rich and luscious wine that pulls you in with ...Read More » 


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2010 San Filippo "Le Lucére" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

100 points James Suckling: "Amazing young Brunello with superb concentration and depth. Full body, chewy yet polished tannins and mineral, oyster shell and blueberry flavors. Goes on for minutes. Leave it until 2020 to open. A triumph. (JS)" (10/2015) 96 points Wine Spectator: "The sweet, ripe fruit has an immediate impact, offering notes of cherry, strawberry and currant, followed by light oak spice, leather, tobacco and earth accents. The tannins peek through on the finish, but overall this is balanced and long. So harmonious that you may want to enjoy now, but this should only get better with time. Best fro ...Read More » 


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2004 Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja) "Rennina" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red. Powerful yet elegant nose shows more berries and minerals and less oak than the Sugarille; this is downright Musigny-like. Then silky, suave and graceful on the palate, with compelling inner-mouth floral perfume and a wonderfully pliant texture. If anything, this wine is even more intense on the suavely tannic, extremely long finish than in the middle, as its underlying minerality gives it outstanding grip and finesse. This is made from a blend of sites while Sugarille is from a single vineyard, but it was this wine that spun my head aroun ...Read More » 


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2001 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "There is so much ripe fruit here with a decadent richness that is just crazy. Verges on raisins but it goes instead to pure fruit. Very full and velvety with a long finish. I love this." (12/2010) 97 points Wine Spectator: "*Wine of the Year in 2006, Collectibles* Dark in color with intense blackberry, chocolate, and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied and ultravelvety, with tannins that caress your palate. Vanilla, chocolate and berry. Goes on for minutes. Mind-blowing." (4/2006) 96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium-deep bright ruby. Beautiful, profound nose of sweet ripe cherry, pipe tobacco, almond and raspberry j ...Read More » 


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2011 Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino

90 points Wine Spectator: "Leans toward the firm side, offering raspberry, strawberry, leather, earth and tobacco flavors. Elegant overall, with fine length. (BS)" (6/2016) K&L Notes: There were many highlights during our recent spring travels in Italy, and our visit to Poggio Salvi remains among the fondest. The winery is nestled in a picturesque forested area on the south side of Montalcino where the combination of clay soils and Tyrrhenian Sea breezes create ideal terroir for their outstanding Sangiovese. The estate has been owned and operated by Pierluigi Tagliabue since 1979, with a very ... Read More » 


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2001 Fanti (Tenuta San Filippo) Brunello di Montalcino

96 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2006* Fabulous aromas of blackberry, cherry, meat and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with masses of velvety tannins and loads of fruit. A blockbuster. Best after 2010. (JS)" (4/2006) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Bold brushstrokes of cocoa fudge, lavish vanilla, espresso bean, plum, leather and Indian spice create an expressive and flavorful whole. Silky tannins are framed by ripe red fruit and smoky roasted notes. A very good showing from one of Brunello’s most recognized names." (4/2006) Jancis Robinson: "Mid to deep crimson. Like a cross between walnut liqueur and leaf mould. Big and rou ...Read More » 


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2011 Poggio Antico "Altero" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of bright black cherry and flowers. Very fragrant. Full body, firm and silky tannins. Extremely structured for a 2011. Wonderful length and beauty. Drink or hold." (2/2016) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas suggesting underbrush, toast, ripe plum, dark spice, menthol and Mediterranean herb waft out of the glass. On the bold, polished palate, velvety tannins support juicy Morello cherry, blackberry jam, licorice, coffee and a chocolate note. It's already accessible and will make for fine drinking over the next few years. Drink through 2021. (KO)" (5/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Brun ...Read More » 


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2011 San Filippo "Le Lucere" Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "A firm, silky wine with blueberry, dried mushroom and wet earth. Full-bodied, firm and silky. Long, delicious finish. Some orange peel too. Tight. Needs a year or two to soften. (JS)" (10/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere emerges from the estate's oldest vines. Here the balance of fruit and tannin is much more successful. Sensual and layered in the glass, the Lucere offers good up-front richness to match its creamy, inviting personality. Generous black cherry, plum, smoke, spice and menthol flesh out on a resonant finish laced with attractive ...Read More » 


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2011 Villa Poggio Salvi "Pomona" Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "A fresh and fruity red with dried cherry, lemon aromas and flavors. Crisp and clean for the vintage. Very well done. Drink now." (10/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Harmonious and elegant, this red exhibits cherry, strawberry, leather, tobacco and mineral flavors, allied to a firm structure. Pure and focused, with a lingering finish. Best from 2017 through 2027. (BS)" (6/2016) K&L Notes: 95 points International Wine Report: 02/2016 The ‘Pomona’ Brunello is an absolutely striking effort in 2011, impressive for its remarkable purity and elegant style. This gorgeous Brunello opens with alluring ar... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $79.99 Add To Cart
JS 92 WS 90

2011 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino

91 points James Suckling: "A very ripe, rich wine with cherry-liqueur and salt character. Full body and lots of fruit. A crowd-pleaser – very yummy. Drink now." (2/2016) Wine Enthusiast: "This opens with aromas of toast, prune, scorched earth and chopped mint. The juicy palate offers dried black cherry, star anise and a hint of sweet baking spice alongside supple tannins. Straightforward and already approachable, it will offer enjoyable sipping in the near term. Drink through 2020. (KO)" (3/2017) K&L Notes: The Baccinetti family has worked their family farm south of Montalcino since 1935, but 2004 was their first... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Wine Club

$24.99
JS 91

2009 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino

Vinous: "La Fortuna's 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is already quite forward. Dried cherries, crushed flowers, mint, tobacco and licorice meld together in a forward, mature Brunello ... (AG)" (5/2014) Wine Enthusiast: "Fragrances of mature black fruit, violet, espresso and baking spices take the lead. The palate delivers ripe red berries, black cherry, vanilla and mocha backed up by assertive but somewhat drying tannins." (5/2014) K&L Notes: La Fortuna celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2007, and Angelo Zannoni is the fifth generation of winemakers at the estate. He has been working with his fa... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Lovely black licorice, flowers, and ripe fruits on the nose. This is very aromatic. Full bodied but tight..." (1/2011) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Displays complex aromas of blackberry and cherry, with a hint of licorice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a delicious finish of wonderful yet subtle fruit. Well-integrated and beautiful. Everything is in the right place. Best after 2011." (1/2009) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is simply beautiful. Now that the wine is in bottle it is even better than when I tasted it from barrel. Firm but silky tannins frame a core of ripe dark fruit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 Agostina Pieri Rosso di Montalcino

Jancis Robinson: "Just mid crimson. Opulent and sweet on the verge of being jammy. Lots of sweet strawberry fruit on the palate... this certainly has length. Easy going." (2/2015)  


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

2009 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino (92JS, 92VN, 91W&S, 90RP, 90ST, 90WE). James Suckling: "A beautiful red with dried-berry, light meat and leaf character. Full body with integrated tannins and a fresh finish. This estate always makes outstanding wines." (10/2014) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino (qty: 6)


End Date: Mar 3 2017 4:30PM PT


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