James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator
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Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - 1.5 Litre Bottle

Product description
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. It needs at least two to three years. 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. I suggest you open your bottle about four hours before serving. This Brunello takes its time but inches over the senses with carefully increasing intensity. Wild cherry, toasted almond and even a sweet apple or orange peel distinguish the bouquet. The tannins are firm and young, but they need extra time to evolve. This wine is like being introduced to a stranger who takes his time to reveal his personality but turns into a true friend and confidant.