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2010 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "Candied fruit aromas with marzipan and blueberry. Spicy too. Figs and meat. Very complex. What a palate. This is so multi-layered with clove, pepper, cinnamon, berry, citrus and cedar. It's full body. Loads of tannins. Great and intriguing wine." (12/2014)  


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2010 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "A Brunello with so much forest floor, mushroom and dark fruits...Fascinating. It's full body, juicy and savory with a wonderful finish of dried meat, berry and dried mushroom. Drinking beautifully now but will age beautifully. Great value." (12/2014) K&L Notes: Poggiarellino is an evolving star in our Direct Import portfolio. From Montalcino, this tiny winery is making superb wines at stunning prices. We've been importing them for over a decade and their wines have simply gotten better and better. From the stunning 2010 vintage, K&L Italian wines buyer Greg St. Clair... Read More » 


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2010 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "So much dried-lemon and orange-peel character here. Wet leaf, wet earth, stone and lightly smoked meat. Full body, integrated tannins and a savory, tangy finish. Fleshy and yummy. Fabulous deal. Drink or hold on release." (12/2014)93 points Antonio Galloni: "Bright red cherries, plums, smoke, tobacco, flowers, cedar and spices are all beautifully delineated in the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino. Vibrant and lifted throughout, the 2010 captures the freshness of the vintage in spades. Already soft and accessible, the 2010 can be enjoyed now or cellared for a decade or so." (2/2015)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Lovely ...Read More » 


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2009 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2009 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino

Poggiarellino is an evolving star in our Direct Import portfolio. From Montalcino, this tiny winery is making superb wines at stunning prices. 


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2010 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of oranges, peaches and mahogany follow through to a full body with rich, chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This is dense, tight, powerful, compressed and incredibly structured. Needs four to five years of bottle age to come out of its dormancy." (1/2015)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a ripe and fruit-forward expression that bursts with energy and red fruit intensity even at this young stage in the wine's life. Thick layers of cherry, blackberry, cassis, vanilla and cinnamon give the wine a bold, opulent personality. The tann ...Read More » 


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2010 Villa I Cipressi Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Villa I Cipressi Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "Glorious ripe fruit to this wine with blackberry and cherry character. Full body, soft and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Gorgeous young Brunello. Better after 2018 but so wonderful now to taste!" (12/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "A bright, delicate style, offering floral, strawberry, cherry and tobacco aromas and flavors. Harmonious, with refined tannins. A mineral note emerges on the long, supple aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2030. 1,000 cases made. –BS" (6/2015)92 points Antonio Galloni: "Villa I Cipressi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a pretty, straightforward wine with plenty of S ...Read More » 


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2010 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "An unforgiving and powerfully structured wine with fabulous grilled meat and granite stone character with dried berry and flower petal. Full body, chewy and intense. Great structure and extremely long and intense. Sexy austerity. Gets the juices going. Best ever from here. Reminds me of the great Argianos of the 1970s but now! Better in 2017 or 2018." (12/2014)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: ""Aged for 24 months in oak, the gorgeous 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a brooding, dark wine with great aromatic purity. The fruit tones are rich and penetrating, spanning from plum, prune and cass ...Read More » 


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2010 Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blackberry, stone, slate, oyster shell and truffle, turning to a full body with soft, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This goes on for minutes on the palate. A savory, gorgeous wine. Drink or hold." (12/2014)  


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2010 La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

94 points Antonio Galloni: "La Lecciaia's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is beautifully layered in the glass, with gorgeous intrigue, depth and personality all on full display. There is a sense of translucent finesse in the 2010 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, stone fruit, mint and wild flowers all grace the exquisite finish. What a pretty wine this is." (2/2015)92 points James Suckling: "This shows so much ripe fruit that it verges on being Port-like in the nose. Full body, with lots of fruit and soft and velvety tannins. This will please so many drinkers that love fruit forward wines. Yet it rema ...Read More » 


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2010 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Antonio Galloni: "A dark, powerful wine, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino possesses gorgeous depth and nuance. Intensely savory and mineral, the 2010 packs a serious punch. Readers will have to give the 2010 a few years to settle down, but there is plenty of intrigue. Mediterranean herbs, game, smoke, lavender and dried flowers add nuance on the finish. This is a highly distinctive wine from the southern reaches of Montalcino, with more in the way of ferrous/mineral notes than overt fruit. (AG)" (2/2015)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the best value wines of this ...Read More » 


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2010 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

93 points James Suckling: "Lots of bright citrus and plum character to this wine with a full body, ultra-fine tannins and a long and flavorful finish. I really like the acid and fruit balance to this. Better in 2016." (12/2014) K&L Notes: The Baricci vineyard sits on the southeastern slope of the famed Montosoli vineyard site, one of (if not the most) famous in Montalcino. I love the complex earthiness, which has a sort of cherry tobacco, plum mixture that graces the elegant and lithe body. This wine favors grace over power, and needs a curious mind to delve into the layers of spice, earth and... Read More » 


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2010 Tenute del Cerro La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Antonio Galloni: "La Poderina's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a classic wine from this southern edge of Montalcino. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, spice and leather notes open up in a rich, resonant wine bursting at the seams with personality. The 2010 needs a few years to soften, but it is already striking and absolutely delicious. -- Antonio Galloni" (2/2015)94 points James Suckling: "A gorgeous red with dark-berry, blueberry and violet character. Full body, fine, integrated tannins with dark chocolate, and a delicious finish. Lots of everything here. Very balanced. Formally La Poderina. Drink in ...Read More » 


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2010 Banfi "Poggio alle Mura" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Banfi "Poggio alle Mura" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "A wine that sneaks up on you. It starts up slowly with dried-berry, chocolate and dried-lemon character. Full body, chewy tannins and a long, long finish. A wine that shows such layered, in-depth character. Tight and exciting. Give it three to four years more before drinking." (12/2014)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The special vineyard selection 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura opens to brooding dark concentration and an impressive sense of depth. The aromas that characterize the wine are in a school of their own. Instead of the standard red cherry and rose, this expressio ...Read More » 


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2010 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of dried citrus and meat with hints of rose bush and fresh rosemary. Full body with full, velvety tannins and a decadent, rich finish. Fascinating flavors of spice, citrus and meat. Loads of fruit. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better in 2016." (12/2014)96 points Wine Spectator: "Mint and eucalyptus aromas give way to dried cherry and soy flavors in this firmly tannic Brunello. Sweetness and acidity drive the long finish of fruit, spice and mineral. Should be a great bottle in time. Best from 2019 through 2036." (4/2015)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I am absolutely impressed by the 2010 Brunel ...Read More » 


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2010 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Lots of dried cherry and mahogany with sweet tobacco. Asphalt too. It's full body, with silky and refined tannins and a long and gorgeous finish. This is structured and layered. Firm and intense. Better in 2018." (12/2014)  


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2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "A beautifully balanced and subtle Brunello with plum, berry, spice and fresh mahogany character. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a long finish. Very intense and harmonious. This is always a beauty. Drink or hold." (12/2014)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Underbrush, red berry, tilled soil, pressed flower and a balsamic note are some of the aromas offered by this radiant red. The bright palate delivers crunchy wild cherry, baking spice and savory herb alongside assertive but refined tannins. It’s well balanced with fresh acidity. Drink 2018–2028." (5/2015)93 points Wine Spectator: "Shows purity to the cherry, ...Read More » 


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2009 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2009 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "At first the nose is a bit closed, but the wine then opens to reveal lovely, subdued floral notes of blue flower along with red fruit and spice. The juicy palate delivers ripe red and black berries accented with clove, white pepper and sage supported by solid tannins. Still tightly tannic so give this time to unwind. Drink 2016-2021." (3/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Enrica Bandirola’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is an interesting and intriguing expression that boasts a very exotic, almost Byzantine (architecturally speaking) personality. Dark in color, the wine is loaded with br ...Read More » 


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2010 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Antonio Galloni: "La Gerla's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is absolutely delicious. Dark red cherries, plums, mint, smoke, tobacco and licorice flesh out in a wine that offers notable depth, structure and power. The 2010 is medium in body and also quite polished, yet there is a level of inner sweetness and perfume that makes the wine incredibly appealing, even today. Ideally, though, readers should give the 2010 at least a few years in the cellar. The precise, delicate finish is a thing of beauty. (AG)" (2/2014)94 points James Suckling: "Aromas of dried chili and salt with hints of oyster shell. Dried ...Read More » 


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2010 Verbena Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "A dense and tight wine with lots of black olive, blueberry and citrus character. Full body, bright acidity and a chocolate, berry and spice character. Long and flavorful finish. Drink now or later. A beautiful wine with balance." (2/2015)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dark and abundant from the outset, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino offers thick layers of dark fruit, savory spice, cured meat, toasted espresso bean and bitter chocolate. Verbena's Brunello is decidedly masculine and muscular. It ages in wood for three years and although the spicy oak has undoubtedly left its mark, the r ...Read More » 


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2010 Campogiovanni (San Felice) Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Campogiovanni (San Felice) Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Perfect aromas to this red with licorice, stone, peach pit, plum, leather, and iron. Full body, fine and silky tannins support a deep and rich fruit concentration that shows black fruit, Tuscan dust and oyster shell. Needs four or five years to soften but an amazing finish." (12/2014)95 points Wine Spectator: "Black cherry, black currant, cedar and tobacco flavors highlight this firm, dense red. Has the fruit, structure and harmony to develop, along with a lingering wild herb and mineral aftertaste. Juicy finish. Best from 2018 through 2033." (5/2015)93 points Antonio Galloni: "Dark red cherries, mocha, smoke, ...Read More » 


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2010 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "This is very silky and polished with a wonderful density and intensity. Full-bodied yet compressed and refined in texture. Plenty of fascinating mineral and berry character. Better in 2017 but delicious already." (12/2014)94 points Wine Spectator: "Muscular and tight for now, offering ample cherry and raspberry fruit, tinged by roast beef, spice and earth, with dense tannins and a compact finish. Underbrush accents linger. Best from 2018 through 2033. 2,168 cases made. –BS" (6/2015)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Caprili's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows unique aromas with undertones of forest floor and wet eart ...Read More » 


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2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016." (12/2014)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance ...Read More » 


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2009 Il Valentiano "Campo di Marzo" Brunello di Montalcino

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Focused and balanced, it opens with a fragrance recalling ripe berries, wet soil, red rose, blue flower and baking spices. The spicy palate delivers wild cherry, cinnamon-spice, white pepper, hot red pepper and a mineral note alongside brooding tannins and just enough fresh acidity. Drink 2016–2021. — K.O" (5/2014)90 points James Suckling: "Very pretty, savory Brunello with plums, and hints of jam and balsamic character. Full body with a velvety texture and a long finish. Drink or hold." (2/2014) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, deep red. Enticing aromas of raspberry and fresh flowers are lifted by a steel ...Read More » 


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2010 Belpoggio Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Belpoggio Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "Beautiful aromas of bark, berry and dark chocolate character follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a smoky, meaty and peppery aftertaste. Drink now or hold." (1/2015)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a lush and layered expression that shows a dark and rich side of Sangiovese. Sweet fruit and Morello cherry lift first from the glass with impressive intensity. After a few brief moments, the wine begins to show delicate nuances of cinnamon, nutmeg, grilled herb, ash and smoke. Ultimately, the wine delivers more bang to the nose and follows with a ...Read More » 


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2012 Pian dell'Orino Rosso di Montalcino

93 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is round, supple and beautiful from the outset. The radiance and generosity of the vintage comes through in spades in an open, textured Rosso that shows a little more weight and raciness than is the norm here. At the same time, there is plenty of underlying structure and tannin. This is a great introduction to the vintage. Jan Erbach describes 2012 as a year with dehydration and high skin to juice ratios. Quite simply, this is one of the Rossos of the vintage." (2/2015)  


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2010 La Lecciaia  Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

94 points Antonio Galloni: "La Lecciaia's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is beautifully layered in the glass, with gorgeous intrigue, depth and personality all on full display. There is a sense of translucent finesse in the 2010 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, stone fruit, mint and wild flowers all grace the exquisite finish. What a pretty wine this is. (AG)" (2/2015)92 points James Suckling: "This shows so much ripe fruit that it verges on being Port-like in the nose. Full body, with lots of fruit and soft and velvety tannins. This will please so many drinkers that love fruit forward wines. Yet it ...Read More » 


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2009 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2009 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Antonio Galloni: "Col d'Orcia's 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is drop-dead gorgeous. Fleshy, rich and layered, yet with terrific freshness, the 2009 impresses for its balance and pure vibrancy. Juicy red berries, mint, rose petals, autumn leaves and sweet spices all meld together on the finish. The 2009 is a bit more forward than other recent releases has been, but in this case, that is not a bad thing at all, as the wine is drinking beautifully today." (5/2014)91 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a core of balsamic and underbrush flavors, with hints of cherry, licorice and leather. Coffee and mineral ac ...Read More » 


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2010 Bellaria Brunello di Montalcino

Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas recall stewed plum, leather, eucalyptus and a hint of cellar floor. The palate is muddled between candied and bitter sensations, offering red berry, anisette, spearmint, astringent powdered sage and a confectionary note. Assertive tannins leave a drying finish." (5/2015) K&L Notes: From the winery: "Deep ruby red to garnet in colour. Elegant and intense on the nose. In the mouth, dry, full, warm and persistent. Pairs well with tasty pasta dishes, game, roast meats and mature cheeses. Wine well suited to long aging." 


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2006 Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $55)

93 points James Suckling: "Very pretty, rich and subtle flavors of dried fruits such as sultanas, with a delicate coffee note. Full and silky with a long, long finish. Lots going on here. Drink now, but it will improve for many years to come." (7/2011)92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Brunello is the perfect winter wine to enjoy by a roaring fire with friends or a romantic partner. This expression from Terralsole is particularly well suited to this happy fate thanks to its silky, soft nature, firm tannins, spice aromas and bursting fruit tones. (ML)" (4/2011)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive, fleshy w ...Read More » 


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2010 Caparzo "La Casa" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Caparzo "La Casa" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of iron, rust, earth and dark, dried fruits. It's full-bodied, with incredible depth of fruit, berries and lemon peel. Drink or hold. A beautiful Brunello. So much going on here. Gorgeous." (12/2014)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Caparzo's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna la Casa opens to dark intensity with blackish-garnet undertones. The wine exhibits muscle and power with a large array of aromatic qualities that include dried cherry, spice, leather, tobacco, licorice and tar. It aspires to high complexity and intensity and it delivers on that promise. In the mouth, i ...Read More » 


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2012 Casanova di Neri Rosso di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Casanova di Neri Rosso di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Tightly wound but not dry or edgy, showing a distinctly medicinal cast to the red cherry and flint aromas and flavors. Showing limited complexity today but has the juicy acidity and spine, along with firm supporting tannins, to gain in nuance with a couple years of cellaring." (12/2014) Antonio Galloni: "Generous black stone fruits, smoke, tobacco and menthol are some of the notes that emerge from the estate's 2012 Rosso di Montalcino. The style is rich, ample and intense to the core." (5/2014)  


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2010 Casanova di Neri "White Label" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Back In Stock!
2010 Casanova di Neri "White Label" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous aromas of sea salt, savory, smoked meats and dried fruits follow through to a full body with fine tannins and a long, intense finish. So beautiful and enticing. Goes on for minutes. Excellent quality for the standard bottling of this winery. Better in 2016." (1/2015)96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The outstanding 2010 Brunello di Montalcino gives you everything you want to see in a great wine, a great Tuscan wine. This monumental expression of Sangiovese delivers top-notch intensity with seamless integration of aromas. They span from dark fruit and Morello cherry to chocolate, ...Read More » 


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2010 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino New! Top Pick!
2010 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Wonderful texture to this Brunello with so much dried fruit, chalk, stone, salt and light chocolate character. It's full body, fine tannins and bright acidity delivers a complete package with beauty and elegance. Better in 2016." (1/2015)93 points Antonio Galloni: "Il Palazzone's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is racy, sumptuous and quite pretty. Sweet tobacco, mint and licorice are woven throughout, adding considerable nuance to a core of red-fleshed fruit. Silky tannins and an overall feeling of resonance give the 2010 considerable early appeal, but there is more than enough structur ...Read More » 


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2010 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Annata is a real knock-out. Rose petals, mint, sweet spices and flowers are some of the first notes that open up in the glass. Almost indescribably beautiful, the 2010 is a classic, austere Biondi Santi Brunello built to age. Although the 2010 is going to require considerable patience, its pedigree is quite apparent today. The 2010 constantly changes in the glass, revealing different shades of its multi-faceted personality, while the long, saline-infused finish is a thing of real beauty." (2/2015)96 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * This r ...Read More » 


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2009 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino

92 points Wine Spectator: "Cherry, plum, licorice and spice flavors play off the lush texture in this opulent red. The tannins offer support, but are well-integrated, leading to a long, balanced finish. Best from 2016 through 2026." (11/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From Podere Pietranera, the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a soft and perfumed expression that excels in consistency as it glides so smoothly over the senses. It shows dried cherry and cassis with good balance, finesse and class. The palate shows more firmness and grit with a pinch of sharp Sangiovese acidity on the close. Drink: 2016-2023. (ML ...Read More » 


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2010 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Wine Spectator: "This smells like beef bouillon, picking up pure cherry and plum fruit on the palate, along with savory elements. Lean, with well-integrated tannins and a long, meaty finish of tobacco and earth. Best from 2018 through 2030. 20,000 cases made. –BS" (6/2015)92 points Antonio Galloni: "Col d'Orcia's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vendemmia is all finesse. Sweet floral and spiced notes open up in the glass, followed by veins of bright red stone fruits. Hints of orange peel and white pepper add an attractive, beguiling upper register of aromatics. The 2010 is still a bit raw and much less e ...Read More » 


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2010 Il Paradiso di Frassina Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Lots of orange rind and fresh herbs on the nose. Rose petals, too. Full to medium body, soft, silky tannins and a subtle terracotta and stone aftertaste. Fine finish. Made from organic grapes. Drink or hold on release." (1/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Ulisse and Giancarlo Cignozzi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows a spot of ripe cherry fruit at its core. That bright fruit accent goes a long way to shape the personality of this dark garnet-ruby Sangiovese. It gives the wine soft contours, a fleshy consistency and immediate appeal. This is one of the few Brunello wines of the vi ...Read More » 


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2009 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino

Claudia Ferrero and her husband/winemaker Pablo Härri's estate is called the Podere Pascena and it sits in the southwesterly corner of Montalcino (they are bordered by Argiano and Banfi's Riserva vineyard "Poggio all'Oro"). The wines from this zone are really rich and you can feel the sun shining on these grapes, ripening, and filling them with a dense richness, while their wines show lots of black cherry, plum, chocolate with a satiny texture, round, full and broad on the palate. When we were first introduced to this winery, we thought it was so soft, f... Read More » 


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2012 Albatreti Rosso di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Albatreti Rosso di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

K&L Italian Wine Buyer Greg St. Clair knew that Albatreti was a real find the moment he put his nose in a glass of the 2010 Brunello: "We’ve been travelling to Montalcino for more than 20 years and have tasted a veritable ocean of Brunello. We’d never even heard of this producer, the first vintage was the 2009 and we hadn’t seen it in the market at all. We re-tasted another bottle just to make sure we didn’t get mis-poured, and the second time we had a “Double Wow”! So we went out to meet the producer, Gaetano Salvioni and found a self proclaimed “hobbyi... Read More » 


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2010 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Aromas of burnt orange peel and cherry with hints of dried bark and mahogany. Full-bodied and very tight and dense, with a beautiful fruit, tannin and acid balance. Finesse and strength. Best wine from here for ages. Needs until 2018 to show its true quality." (12/2014)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fattoria dei Barbi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino starts with a tightly wound personality that begins to unravel slowly, one delicate layer at a time. As it does, you become aware of dried fruit, cigar box, crushed mineral, plum, tar and cola. The wine puts on a beautiful display. I also lov ...Read More » 


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2009 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino

Antonio Galloni: "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 to drink over the next 2-3 years." (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. It’s evolving fast so drink over the next few years." (5/2014) K&L Notes: Angelo Zannoni is the fifth generation of winemakers at La Fortuna; the winery c... Read More » 


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2012 Fuligni "Ginestreto" Rosso di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

92 points James Suckling: "Fresh red fruits with layer of ruby stone, steel, mineral on nose. Ginger with fresh strawberry with hint of dry white mushroom. Silky elegant finish. Always one of the best Rosso di Montalcinos." (10/2014)92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Enticing aromas of violet and rose, pressed powder and perfumed berries waft from the glass of this elegant wine. The juicy palate weaves together red cherry, strawberry, clove and cinnamon alongside fresh acidity and silky-smooth tannins. Balanced and enjoyable, this will make fine drinking now–2017." (11/2014)90 points Antonio Galloni: "A voluptuous, bold wine, the 2012 Rosso di ...Read More » 


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2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

94 points James Suckling: "Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016." (12/2014)93 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a great example of the Ciacci house style. Rich, layered and ample, the 2010 blossoms with notable depth and amplitude. This is a classic Brunello from Castelnuovo dell'Abate, where the wines are typically resonant and generous. Readers will find a gorgeous, highl ...Read More » 



2010 Siro Pacenti Pellagrilli Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Back In Stock!
2010 Siro Pacenti Pellagrilli Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Aromas of dark berry, stone, dried Chinese mushroom, and flowers. This is full bodied, with lots of ripe fruit and intense fruit. Layers of fruit and a long," (12/2014)  


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2010 Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino  (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Underbrush, woodland berry, cake-spice aromas and a whiff of eucalyptus come together in the glass. The firm palate offers layers of juicy dark cherry-berry, licorice, tobacco and a hint of vanilla. It’s balanced and intense, with chewy tannins." (5/2015)91 points James Suckling: "A balanced and lightly chewy red with a cherry, cream and cedar character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Drink or hold." (1/2015)  


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2010 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "Crazy nose with chocolate, smoke, grilled meat, ripe fruits and walnuts. The palate is super and goes on for minutes with plum, berry, spice, chocolate, and nuts. Full body, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Amazing quality. Goes on for minutes. Made from biodynamically grown grapes." (12/2014)95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is gorgeous. A super-classic profile of sweet red cherries, smoke, tobacco, cedar and wild herbs lift from the glass in a perfumed, silky Brunello that captures the essence of Sangiovese in this cool, late-ripening vintage. The ...Read More » 


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2010 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Lots of meat, spice and ripe fruit on then nose with hints of blackberry and black cherry. Orange peel too! Full body, dense and velvety with lots of ripe and rich fruit as well as soft texture. Lots of depth and richness. Plenty on the finish. Layers of character here. Needs another three or four years to come together in bottle." (12/2014)94 points Antonio Galloni: "Claudia Ferrero 2010 Brunello di Montalcino jumps from the glass with exotic dark fruit, smoke, leather, spices and menthol. Juicy, dark and seductive, the 2010 boasts tremendous depth and tons of pure harmony. Lavende ...Read More » 


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2010 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of dried rose petal, orange peel, oyster shell and hints of dark fruits. Full body, very fine tannins with a mineral, berry and orange-peel and Tuscan-dust undertone. A structured, salty, savory finish. Better in 2017." (12/2014)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Castello Banfi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the ripest wines I have tasted from this vintage. The bouquet opens to chewy tones of cherry or raspberry preserves with dried prunes and figs at the back. This is no surprise considering the softly sloping, sea-facing vineyards located in the lower part of the ...Read More » 


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2010 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "Extremely complex aromas of mushroom, stone, chalk, dark fruit and lightly dried bark or tea. Full-bodied, with powerful, layered tannins. Muscular and intense. It needs loads of time to soften: better in 2017." (1/2015)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a dense and voluptuous expression with opulent fruit tones and equally intense oak nuances. The wine ages in botte grande for 26 months and the slow oxidation has done much to increase the aromatic intensity of the wine. Bold and chewy with thick lines, this wine also shows tight wood astringency that sho ...Read More » 


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2009 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2009 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Antonio Galloni: "Vivid red. Multidimensional nose offers captivating aromas of raspberry, sour red cherry, redcurrant, brown sugar, cinnamon and minerals, lifted by a strong note of fresh citrus fruit. Vibrant flavors of red and black fruits, pink peppercorn and sweet spices are wonderfully pure and juicy. This sneakily concentrated yet refined wine shows a rare blend of power and delicacy and finishes extremely long, with very fine-grained tannins and truly mind-blowing purity of small red fruits and violet. Impeccable balance only adds to its star qualities. One of the ...Read More » 


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