2006 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
2006 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
  • WA 98
  • DC 96
  • JS 95
  • WS 95
  • VN 95
  • WE 94

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Reg: $625.00

$545.00

In Stock: 9 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019
This is a re-release of a wine that first hit the market some seven years ago. The Il Greppo estate did not make a Riserva in the 2011 vintage, and the 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is being reintroduced to the...   This is a re-release of a wine that first hit the market some seven years ago. The Il Greppo estate did not make a Riserva in the 2011 vintage, and the 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is being reintroduced to the market (with only 2,500 bottles) to fill in this gap. This is a stunning wine that absolutely merits this considerable score increase. Made when dottore Franco Biondi Santi was alive and very present in the winery, this wine shows spectacular elegance and finesse, articulated with fine aromas of forest berry, blue flower, eucalyptus and lightly barbecued smoke. The wine shows extreme Sangiovese elegance and purity, and while the wine is almost fragile in approach, it ultimately reveals more brawn, volume and staying-power than anticipated. - Monica Larner  
DC 96
Decanter, February 2019
As Biondi-Santi is holding back their 2012 Riserva for another year, the estate is instead re-releasing two older Riservas from diverse vintages. The 2006 is the more muscular expression, hailing from a particularly warm...   As Biondi-Santi is holding back their 2012 Riserva for another year, the estate is instead re-releasing two older Riservas from diverse vintages. The 2006 is the more muscular expression, hailing from a particularly warm, dry year. Almost 13 years after harvest, this is still closed and takes time for some cellar scents to blow off. It combines base notes of dark, wet earth with more lifted orange zest and wild strawberries. It's potent and imposing on the palate, though ample tannins are balanced by dense fruit. It becomes more fragrant and giving as it sits in the glass, finishing with a stoniness. This is very much in its youth with a long life ahead. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/italy/tuscany/biondi-santi-riserva-brunello-di-montalcino-tuscany-2006-28905#f15jxCfvHyodgkcq.99  
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, November 2019
This is a beautiful Brunello with dark-berry, balsamic and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, round and rich. Flavorful finish. Shows focus and balance. Traditional and fascinating. Drink or hold.
WS 95
Wine Spectator, January 2019
Enticing aromas of cherry, plum, leather, iron and tobacco are the hallmarks of this ripe, firm and solidly tannic red. All the components are in the right place. Long, echoing sweet fruit on the finish. Best from 2022...   Enticing aromas of cherry, plum, leather, iron and tobacco are the hallmarks of this ripe, firm and solidly tannic red. All the components are in the right place. Long, echoing sweet fruit on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2042. 923 cases made. — BS  
VN 95
Vinous, April 2012
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva comes across as a bit reticent. It reveals lovely detail and nuance, but without the firmness of many other young vintages. Today the 2006 is quite accessible. I will be surprised...   The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva comes across as a bit reticent. It reveals lovely detail and nuance, but without the firmness of many other young vintages. Today the 2006 is quite accessible. I will be surprised if it doesn't start shutting down at some point. Regardless, the 2006 appears to be built more on finesse rather than power. Freshly cut flowers, hard candy and licorice are layered into the finish. -- Antonio Galloni  
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, October 2012
Biondi-Santi performs exceptionally well in elegant vintages like 2006. This wine is balanced and fresh, with lingering notes of wild berry, white cherry, cola, spice and dark chocolate. Age this wine 10 years or more.
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2006
Size 750ML