2006 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino

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  • Sangiovese Grosso
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • AG 93
  • WS 92
  • IWC 92
  • WE 91
  • JS 90

Reviews for 2006 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino comes across as tightly wound and inward at this stage. With time in the glass the wine's inner perfume gradually comes to life even if this remains a reticent Brunello within the context... The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino comes across as tightly wound and inward at this stage. With time in the glass the wine's inner perfume gradually comes to life even if this remains a reticent Brunello within the context of the vintage. Still it is impossible not to admire the inner sweetness of the fruit and the impeccable polish of the tannins. All this needs is time maybe a little more than usual in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.
AG 93
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2015
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino comes across as austere and closed today, with very little in the way of expression. I imagine the 2006 will remain tightly wound for some time. That said, it shows tons of potential for... The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino comes across as austere and closed today, with very little in the way of expression. I imagine the 2006 will remain tightly wound for some time. That said, it shows tons of potential for the future. I did not taste the 2006 as part of this vertical, but it is likely to be at least as unevolved as the straight Brunello. Drinking window: 2018-2036. 93+
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2011
Ripe and juicy sporting cherry raspberry rose and spice aromas and flavors all playing out on the elegant frame. This is a delicate style favoring finesse over power. Still there are tannins underneath that need time to... Ripe and juicy sporting cherry raspberry rose and spice aromas and flavors all playing out on the elegant frame. This is a delicate style favoring finesse over power. Still there are tannins underneath that need time to integrate. Mineral finish. Best from 2013 through 2025. 2930 cases made. -BS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Good medium red. Bright tight nose hints at minerals. Less purely about fruit and less high-pitched than the Franco Pacenti Canalicchio but this very complex wine boasts musky soil tones and captivating minerality. ... Good medium red. Bright tight nose hints at minerals. Less purely about fruit and less high-pitched than the Franco Pacenti Canalicchio but this very complex wine boasts musky soil tones and captivating minerality. Substantial dusty tannins call for some time in the cellar.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
This is a nicely balanced wine with bright cherry and berry flavors that are offset by sweet spice almond and toasted oak. The wood elements already show integration and will continue to diminish with time. Give this wine... This is a nicely balanced wine with bright cherry and berry flavors that are offset by sweet spice almond and toasted oak. The wood elements already show integration and will continue to diminish with time. Give this wine five or so more years of cellar aging. - M.L.
JS 90
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2011
Truffles blackberries and blueberries on the nose. Full body with silky tannins and a fruity finish. Much better in 2013.
JJB 94
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, May 2011
Garnet hue with brick colored rim. This "old-school" Brunello is a refreshing change of pace from the over-extracted and over-oaked renditions found in the market today. A heady perfume displays rose petal mulberry spice... Garnet hue with brick colored rim. This "old-school" Brunello is a refreshing change of pace from the over-extracted and over-oaked renditions found in the market today. A heady perfume displays rose petal mulberry spice dried cherry and subtle anise. A concentrated core of ripe Rainier cherries sings against exotic spice and earthy components on the palate leading to an elegant and refined finish. The balance of fruit and tannin suggest this effort will cellar well for five to ten years. Another brilliant effort from this northern Montalcino estate.