Jeb Dunnuck
James Suckling
Wine Enthusiast
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La Magia Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016

Product description

La Magia's Riserva embodies classic Brunello's defining characteristics only produced in exceptional years from the very best grapes. Aged in new casks for three and a half to four years, this magnificent wine with its extraordinary harmony and elegance guarantees fine drinking for years to come.

96 Points - James Suckling

Black cherry, walnut, bark, and wet earth on the nose. Some mushroom, too. Full-bodied with firm, velvety tannins that are energetic and polished simultaneously. Plenty of character at the finish, if a little subdued. Very persistent.

95 Points - Decanter

Winemaker and owner Fabian Schwartz favours 500L French oak tonneau for aging, with the percentage of new wood increasing up through his range of Brunello. Here, a moderate 30% is cleverly integrated and barely perceptible. Pristine and pretty, La Magia’s estate Brunello doesn't give up everything all at once: it progresses from floral notes to sunbaked earth and irony intricacies. Almost midweight yet with a lovely depth of fruit, the palate displays an exotic citrussy element, framed by very fine powdery tannins.

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

Expressive aromatics of lavender, fresh black raspberry, and sweet Mediterranean herbs are found in the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino. The palate is ripe and inviting, with black cherry, cola, and baked earth. It is open and generous, with a round structure and soft, supple tannins. Approachable now or enjoy over the next ten years.

90 Points- Wine Enthusiast

Made from organically farmed Sangiovese grapes, this opens with aromas of scorched earth, new leather, mocha, and ripe dark-skinned fruit. The bracing, firmly structured palate offers prune, roasted coffee bean, and licorice alongside assertive tannin that grips the finish.