Piancornello 2016 Brunello di Montalcino

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Winemaker Notes

Intense ruby red with a garnet hue. The nose opens to notes of red and black berries, spices and herbs. Round, full and roasted aromas envelope this Sangiovese from Montalcino. Structured and deep, offering leather, red and black cherries, and strong tannins. The palate is full-bodied and fruit driven with consistent and perfectly balanced tannins followed by balsamic notes and a long, harmonious finish.

Critical Acclaim

JS94 James Suckling
A firm, linear red with cherry, plum and hints of chocolate, as well as bark. Some fruit-tea leaves as well. It’s full-bodied and layered, chewy and intense. Fine tannins.
 
V94 Vinous
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a fruit-focused and high-energy effort, lifting up with a spicy and slightly exotic display, showing sour cherry, wild strawberry, savory herbs and hints of animal musk. It’s silky in texture with fleshy red berries further excited by juicy acids, giving way to salty minerals and pretty inner florals. Tannins saturate through the finish, yet this remains balanced throughout with a resonating note of black licorice. The 2016 Piancornello is very impressive. Well done!