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2016 Palazzo Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8102451 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Amount Total
eupar $40 $40
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8226334 2 $35 May 15, 2022
I8177007 1 $41 Apr 17, 2022
I8102451 1 $40 Jan 30, 2022
I8063132 1 $45 Jan 9, 2022
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RATINGS

95James Suckling

A full-bodied red with cherry, walnut and coffee undertones...full and complete with beautiful intensity and a focused tannin structure.

94Vinous / IWC

...black cherries, sage, a dusting of cinnamon, clove and hints of licorice...medium in body and silky in texture, showing gorgeous inner sweetness, as balsamic-laced red berries and minerals cascade across the palate...tannins are round yet persistent, balanced by vibrant acids which maintain freshness, finishing with excellent length and remnants of primary fruit.

93Wine Enthusiast

A camphor aroma joins new leather, underbrush and pipe tobacco...firmly structured, the palate delivers dried cherry, licorice and grilled porcini set against a tannic backbone...balanced by fresh acidity.

93Jeb Dunnuck

Notes of black cherry fruit, sassafras, dried thyme, and baked earth. Black cherry lozenge fills the midpalate, with persistent tannin and balanced acid...has grounding and powerful structure, with more finesse and lift...

16.5Jancis Robinson

Real concentration and depth on the nose and rich sweet-sour cherry fruit with matching muscular tannins on the palate.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.