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Fattoria Dei Barbi Brunello Di Montalcino 2018 750ml

SKU: N026932 ISBN:

Notes of chestnut give this earthy context on the palate – a pleasant contrast to sweet tangy berries_read more

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Wine Information:

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

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Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino

Variety: Sangiovese Grosso

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

 

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Decanter 91 points Despite a fully garnet hue, the nose is vibrant and floral scented with mint and tarragon. Notes of chestnut give this earthy context on the palate – a pleasant contrast to sweet tangy berries. Clean fruit is heightened by mouthwatering acidity, though the tannins are a tad dry. Spreading out over Montalcino’s southeastern flank, the Barbi estate assembles this from multiple plots of ‘middle-aged’ vines - between 12 to 25 years old.  Drinking 2023 - 2029 -- Michaela MorrisJames Suckling This has an intense nose of incense, toasted walnuts, mocha, maraschino cherries and some menthol. Full-bodied yet remains agile with firm, gently chewy tannins and bright acidity. Try in 2025.Vinous 92 points The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino lifts from the glass with an earth-inspired blend of crushed dried roses, cedar box and balsamic-tinged cherry. This is soft and round on the palate, with liquid violet florals and lavender giving way to ripe wild berries. The 2018 leaves a touch of fine tannins while finishing with admirable length, as a potent staining of black raspberry slowly fades. There's excellent concentration here and a balanced structure that should promote medium-term cellaring.  Drinking 2025 - 2033 -- Eric Guido