James Suckling 93
Plenty of black cherry and berry character with hints of flowers. Medium to full body, soft and fresh tannins and a clean and delicious finish. Lovely now.
Wine Enthusiast 90
Aromas of blueberry, truffle, coconut and a whiff of dark spice emerge on this. On the firm palate, tight grainy tannins support sour cherry, French oak, star anise and espresso alongside brisk acidity. Drink after 2023.
Wine Spectator 90
Lean yet intense, this red offers cherry, currant, strawberry, saline and iron flavors. Fresh and balanced, finishing compact. Best from 2020 through 2032.
Wine Advocate 90
Fanti's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a fruit-driven expression that makes a fresh and simple presentation. The wine tastes younger than it actually is, thanks to those notes of vibrant cherry and crme de cassis. There is a candied element as well that resembles sweet watermelon or peach. It's hard to determine where the wine's aging trajectory will take it. If all the fresh fruit fades, it's not clear what will replace it. But the wine is sturdy and firm in texture, so it might just keep us guessing.
A careful and selective work in the vineyard, the constant analysis during the ripening process, the manual harvest and the use of the sorting tables are at the basis of this important wine which is meant to age very long.
The wine has a very generous, rich red with plum, dried fruit, spice, mushroom and chocolate. Full body with round, velvety tannins. Rich, flavorful finish.
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