James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator
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Antinori Brunello di Montalcino 'Pian delle Vigne' 2005 - 1.5 Litre Bottle

Product description

Ruby red color with garnet hues. Aromatic and complex on the nose, with hints of spices, cherries, blackberries, light tobacco and pleasant chocolate undertones. Very full-bodied and broaden the palate, with an intense sweetness. Decisive but smooth, with elegant tannins and a long, persistent finish.

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is a gorgeous, classy offering laced with fragrant, mineral-infused red fruit, flowers and spices. This delicate, medium-bodied Brunello reveals outstanding length and a clean, refreshing finish. With time in the glass, the wine’s inner perfume emerges, adding even greater complexity. Antinori's 2005 Brunello is one of the successes of the vintage, particularly when one considers the large production in excess of 12,000 cases.

90 Points - Wine Spectator

Offers subtle berry and raspberry on the nose, with floral and cherry notes. Full-bodied, with good fruit and a long, silky finish. A wine in harmony already. Best after 2010.

90 Points - James Suckling

A solid wine, with a dense ripe fruit character on the palate. Round and velvety tannins. Fresh finish. I believe it needs another year or two of bottle age to come around.