2016 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
2016 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino
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  • WA 95
  • JS 94
  • WS 94
  • WE 91
  • DC 91

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ETA: Oct. 2021

In Stock: 24+ btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Oct. 2021

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2020
The wines of Donatella Cinelli Colombini are always something of a homecoming for me as I vividly remember my first sips almost 20 years ago. It is a great honor to witness their evolution over all these years. The...   The wines of Donatella Cinelli Colombini are always something of a homecoming for me as I vividly remember my first sips almost 20 years ago. It is a great honor to witness their evolution over all these years. The estate's winning card is consistency, with steady results delivered year in and year out, although the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino takes the game up a notch. This wine offers purity and brightness to a degree I don't remember seeing in past vintages. This Brunello fully embraces the sharpness and linearity that this classic vintage will be celebrated for. Red cherry fruit and fresh plum follow to earthy tones, leather and balsam herb. This vintage counts 35,000 bottles made.- ML  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, November 2020
This is a full-bodied red that opens with dried cherries, mushrooms and violets. Licorice notes too. Firm tannins and a minerally, tarry finish. Drink after 2024.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, April 2021
There is plenty of ripe black cherry, black currant and plum fruit buried within the muscular structure of this red. Balanced, vibrant and resonant, with a long earth- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2024 through...   There is plenty of ripe black cherry, black currant and plum fruit buried within the muscular structure of this red. Balanced, vibrant and resonant, with a long earth- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2024 through 2047. — B.S.  
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, May 2021
Forest-floor, blue-flower and French oak aromas form the nose. The polished palate offers tart sour cherry, French oak and star anise alongside taut, fine-grained tannins that leave a firm, rather drying finish. - ...   Forest-floor, blue-flower and French oak aromas form the nose. The polished palate offers tart sour cherry, French oak and star anise alongside taut, fine-grained tannins that leave a firm, rather drying finish. - Kerin O’Keefe  
DC 91
Decanter, March 2021
Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s vineyards are located on the northwestern slopes of Montalcino. In 2016, grapes were harvested during the last week of September, fermented in cement with yeast selected from the property...   Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s vineyards are located on the northwestern slopes of Montalcino. In 2016, grapes were harvested during the last week of September, fermented in cement with yeast selected from the property, and aged in small French oak barrels. Decidedly savoury, it leads with aromas of coffee, mocha, rust and chestnut. While its flavours suggest a readiness to drink, dusty compact tannins clamp down and could use a bit of time to relax their grip. Dried orange peel on the finish helps revive the wine.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork