jamessuckling.com, 93 points: Cedar, red licorice, tar, Christmas pudding, orange peel and dried plums. Full body, chewy tannins, driven acidity and a medium-long finish. Drink in 2020.
jamessuckling.com, 95 points: This is a Brunello with a beautiful purity of fruit and balance of ultra-fine tannins. Full body, totally integrated and holistic. Fresh and focused. Drink in 2020 but already a joy to taste.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 points: The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Lago (with 5,000 bottles made) sees fruit sourced from a vineyard site located in the northern part of the appellation. Unlike the Poggio al Granchio expression that is aged in...
jamessuckling.com, 94 points: (94 points) Plenty of spices and fresh herbs on the nose, such as dried rosemary and nutmeg, to match the underlying dried redcurrants and cranberries. Full-bodied with plenty of concentration, but still shows a very...
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, 91 points: (17.5+/20) Cask sample 1: Lustrous mid ruby with orange tinges. Still a little progress, but finer on the nose than the 2012. Subtle cherry and a hint of tea leaves. Proper Burgundian in style, think Marroneto but with...
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First time buyer. I was looking at Bordeaux and Brunello di Montalcino, and found a ton of quality wines at good prices from both regions. I briefly checked out the Rhone offerings, and they looked good as well. I'd definitely recommend JJ Buckley if you are looking for higher-end stuff.
-Michael C., April 2020