BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

2018

 

We are pleased to share with you the tasting notes and ratings of our Brunello di Montalcino 2018 by some of the most renowned wine critics. The 2018 vintage put both man and vine to the test. If you are interested in reading more details about the vintage you can find them in the Harvest Report 2018. Furthermore, you can find all the wine’s characteristics inside the data sheet

 

TASTING NOTES AND RATINGS

 

WINE CRITICS

James Suckling – 93 points
“Ripe berries and hints of red licorice and herbs on the nose, following through to a medium-bodied palate with fine, tightly packed tannins and a taut finish for now. Give it two years to unwind a bit.”

Eric Guido – Vinous – 93 points
“A dusty blend of cedary spice, mentholated herbs, rose petals and sour cherry wafts up from the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino. It’s round and supple in feel, with floral-laced red and black fruits complemented by a subtle tinge of sweet spice. This leaves a bitter twang of sour berries, while a burst of residual acidity adds a cheek-puckering freshness, and a gentle tug of tannin slowly recedes. The 2018 has improved each time I’ve tasted it in the last five months, and it now shows the ruggedness of Northwestern Montalcino Sangiovese, but in a wonderfully balanced way.”

Jancis Robinson – 17++ points
“Mid to deep ruby. Perfumed, spice nose with minerally notes. Fine polished fruit that is truly fresh. Long, grainy tannins. Lush and fresh at the same time.”

The Wine Killer – Luca Gardini – 97+ points
Pomegranate notes to the nose, with balsamic nuances of eucalyptus and rhubarb. Brackish-sapid tannins to the palate, fruity-balsamic return.”

 

OUR WINEMAKER

Cecilia Leoneschi 
Brunello 2018 expresses all the peculiarity of the challenging vintage. In the glass, the wine is deep ruby red in color. On the nose it is very intense and broad, showing off the typical notes of the denomination: small red berries, black cherries, with a hint of spices. The sip is complex and deep, with a very elegant and refreshing finish, thanks to the excellent acidity.”