Wine Spectator, 94 points: A mix of sweet cherry and berry fruit and salty licorice and
mineral elements mark this savory red, which is firm yet lively, with
plenty of energy on the resonant aftertaste. Fine balance overall.
Best from 2021...
jamessuckling.com, 96 points: (JS95-96 points) A dark and brooding Brunello with lots of blackberry and blueberry character. Full body, a wealth of fruit and a flavorful finish. Kir-like. Made from biodynamically-grown grapes.
jamessuckling.com, 94 points: This is a beautiful Brunello that delivers juicy and delicious fruit with cherries and hints of spices. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, chewy finish. Gorgeous length. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 99 points: The stunning 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna Delle Grazie is a protagonist of the vintage. This growing season has produced a collection of iconic wines, and to my palate none is more impressive than this...
jamessuckling.com, 94 points: There's a purity and clarity of fruit in this young Brunello. Cherry and berry character follow through to full body, polished tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows depth and intensity. Drink in 2020.
jamessuckling.com, 94 points: Very aromatic with cedar, dried flower, cherry and smoke. Medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a polished and tight finish. Needs another three or four years to open.
jamessuckling.com, 96 points: The citrus, dark fruit and leaf aromas are intense. Full body, polished and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Extremely structured and beautiful. Needs two or three years to soften.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94 points: The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is elegant, balanced and bright. The pretty luminosity of the wine's appearance helps to underline this positive impression. The bouquet is nuanced and layered with dried fruit aromas that...
jamessuckling.com, 93 points: A more modern style with some fresher, spicy oak, notes of spiced creamy and tarry nuances and plenty of red- and dark-cherry flavors. Holds long and fresh. The concentration is good. Try from 2022.
jamessuckling.com, 93 points: Aromas of blackberry and cherry with flowers. Smoky. Hot stone. Medium to full body, firm and fresh tannins and a delicious finish. Beautiful now but needs a year or two to soften.
jamessuckling.com, 96 points: A wealth of ripe fruit with spice, tobacco, cedar and plum aromas that follow through to a full body, chewy and dense tannins and a ripe and delicious finish. A solid and stoic young red. Give it three or four years to...
Wine Enthusiast, 96 points: Fragrant and loaded with finesse, this radiant red offers enticing scents of tobacco, new leather, dark-skinned berry and a whiff of camphor. The elegant structured palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry compote...
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.
jamessuckling.com, 95 points: Extremely fresh and linear style to this with dark fruits of cherry and berry. Some flower and wood. Full body, fine and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Very structured. Better than 2012. Best ever? Drink...
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