Introducing the 2016 Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino, a captivating and elegant red wine hailing from the renowned Tuscany region in Italy. Crafted with Sangiovese Grosso grapes, this vintage showcases the exceptional quality and character that has made Brunello di Montalcino famous worldwide.
In the glass, this wine exhibits a deep and inviting red color that hints at its complexity and depth. The nose opens gradually, revealing enticing aromas of sage, orange rind, and fennel. With a bit of coaxing, the bouquet blossoms, exuding an alluring fragrance that captivates the senses.
On the palate, this midweight Brunello is focused and vibrant, with brisk acidity and chalky tannins that provide a refreshing and cleansing sensation. Flavors of crisp red currant and cranberry dance on the tongue, offering a delightful balance of fruitiness and acidity. The palate is further enriched by notes of dried blackberry, black tea, and dried herbs, adding layers of complexity and depth.
Esteemed wine critics have acknowledged the excellence of the 2016 Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino. Decanter awarded it a score of 91, praising its vibrancy and the winemaker's dedication to refining their single-vineyard offerings. James Suckling bestowed a remarkable score of 94, highlighting the wine's structure, fine-grained tannins, and savory nuances. Jeb Dunnuck echoed this sentiment, giving it the same score of 94 and commending its balanced structure and dark-fruited profile.
Vinous also recognized the allure of this wine, awarding it a score of 92. Their reviewer was captivated by its savory and slightly rustic nature, the baked black cherries, balsamic spice, and silky-smooth textures. Finally, Wine Spectator praised its smoothness, vibrant acidity, and well-integrated dark fruit flavors, awarding it an impressive score of 93.
With an alcohol percentage of 14.0, this Brunello di Montalcino is a wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for further development. It is recommended to drink after 2024 for those seeking optimal enjoyment. However, if you can't resist the allure of this wine's youthful structure, it can be savored now and will continue to evolve gracefully over the next 15 years.
The 2016 Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino is a testament to the exceptional winemaking tradition of Tuscany. With its captivating aromas, vibrant palate, and accolades from esteemed critics, this wine is a true gem that exemplifies the elegance and sophistication of Brunello di Montalcino. Pour a glass, savor every sip, and allow yourself to be transported to the picturesque vineyards of Montalcino.