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2010 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino

SKU #1219730 98 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark 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. Inner quote mark (12/2014)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark 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 cassis to spice cake, tar and black licorice. The wine's concentration is luscious and opulent. The oak element imparts lasting aromas of spice, toast and caramel but the wine already shows a good degree of integration that should help it continue its bottle evolution. Hold this wine until 2017. (ML) Inner quote mark (3/2015)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino jumps from the glass with notable energy and precision. Grilled herbs, smoke, tobacco, rose petal and mint are all beautifully delineated in the glass. Distinctly savory and mineral notes add complexity to the expressive, stone-inflected fruit in a chiseled, pulsating Brunello endowed with considerable energy. The tannins need time to soften, but Argiano's 2010 is unquestionably a winner. (AG) Inner quote mark (2/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Dense and beefy, featuring a core of cherry, augmented by tobacco, spice and earth flavors. Feels like it may be closing down, but all the components are there. Long finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. *Highly Recommended* (BS) Inner quote mark (12/2015)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Underbrush, savory herb, leather and darkskinned fruit aromas mingle in the glass. The firm, structured palate delivers mature plum, black cherry, vanilla, licorice and a confectionary note alongside assertive tannins. Drink 2018–2028. (KO) Inner quote mark (5/2015)

91 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark Smoked almond and roasted coffee notes weave through dense blackberry and plum flavors, giving this a dark and dusky character that’s enlivened by vanilla, clove, anise and sage. The flavors take a savory turn on the finish, with a plum tomato tang—a good match for Bolognese sauce. Inner quote mark (12/2015)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Quite deep, concentrated ruby. Impressive yet austere, savoury fruit nose with hints of graphite and oak. Compact and tightly knit, firm palate, a little sweet but with good potential. 16.5/20 points. (WS) Inner quote mark (1/2015)


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By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/31/2015 | Send Email
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From the first moment the wine’s aromatic reach your nose you know this is something extraordinary. Dried flowers, crushed berries, braised meat, juniper, and cinnamon, leather all whirl through your glass. On the palate you see this wine’s power, the incredible underlying structure that powers layers of rolling textural density. The flavors compliment the nose bringing together the broad spectrum of flavors into one voice. The finish shows, supple, fine grain tannins while the richness and density stretch out over this wines incredible frame into an unforgettable finish.
Drink from 2015 to 2030

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