Montalcino is home to the opulent of the Sangiovese grape. At their precise latitude of 43 degrees, the warmth of the nearby Tyrrhenian Sea, the protective barrier of the "Monte Amiata," the coolness of the wooded areas, the breeze and the moderate rainfall all coincide to facilitate the growth of these grapes to fragrant, full maturity. Valdicava is located in the Montosoli area which is famous in Montalcino for creating wines with great balance of body and aromas. They pay the utmost attention towards maintaining the individual characteristics of their wine in order to exalt the spirit of the place, the 'genius loci' of their estate.
98 Points - James Suckling
Attractive aromas of balsamic, tea, dark berry, walnut and coffee bean. Full-bodied, yet tight and very intense with ripe tannins that are fine and reserved. Racy and polished. Beautiful length to this wine. Needs at least two to three years to come. Try after 2024.
95 Points - Wine Spectator
Fleeting aromas of cherry, cedar, sanguine and leather give way to a beam of ripe cherry, berry and earth flavours in this elegant red. Firm and resonant, with a matrix of dusty tannins on the long finish. Best from 2024 through 2045.
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Valdicava 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows a subtle bouquet that needs extra time to open. In fact, I suggest you open your bottle about four hours before serving. This Brunello takes its time, but it inches over the senses with carefully increasing intensity. Wild cherry, toasted almond and even a touch of sweet apple or orange peel distinguish the bouquet. The tannins are firm and young, but all they need is extra time to evolve. This wine is like being introduced to a stranger who takes his time to reveal his personality, but who then turns into a true friend and confidant.