Fanti Brunello di Montalcino 2016
Jeb Dunnuck
James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
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Fanti Brunello di Montalcino 2016

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Tenuta Fanti Estate belongs to the Fanti family since 1800. In the early seventies Filippo Fanti, the current owner, transformed the property from a sharecropping company to a winery, marking an important turning point. Since then, the vineyards and olive groves have been cultivated by Filippo who, together with his daughter Elisa, follows every stage of production.

Converting to organic agriculture has been an important choice for Filippo and Elisa.  After 10 years under the "Agriqulita" Certification, the company takes a step further to the safeguarding of the territory and the maintenance of the natural balances, with the aim of improving the quality of the products while respecting the consumers' health.  These changes include the use of lightweight glass bottles which allows for significant energy savings, transport and disposal, as well as a reduced consumption of raw materials. Fanti has also practiced grassing and using green manure between the rows of the vineyards, which has helped the vines reach excellent nutritional balance, while abolishing the use of chemical fertilizers.  

95 Points - James Suckling    A red with dark cherry, plum and hints of milk chocolate on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied with layers of fruit and velvety tannins. Flavorful, if a bit tight at the finish. Serious Brunello. Drink after 2024.

94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate    The Fanti 2016 Brunello di Montalcino comes roaring out with terrific intensity and balance. This vintage certainly marks a landmark for the Fanti family as I don't remember a new release as confident and impactful as this. The wine is round and smooth, with layers of dark fruit, cherry and spice. These various aromas blend nicely, showing the right contrasts where necessary. This is a classic expression of the vintage with some of the extra texture and power (a shorter aging is done in a combination of barrique and botte, with the rest in bottle) that defines this estate located in the Castelnuovo dell'Abata area.

93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck    The 2016 Brunello has aromatics of clove, orange zest, ripe cherry fruit and sweet floral aromatics. Subtle elegance characterizes the palate of the wine, with notes of black tea and cherry pit. Drink 2022-2036

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast    Balsamic aromas of camphor and cedar mingle with new leather and forest floor on this full-bodied red. Firmly structured, the youthfully austere palate offers licorice, tobacco and cassis framed in tightly wound, fine-grained tannin's.

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