Robert Parker 92+
"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is quite possibly the finest wine I have tasted from Il Palazzone. The fruit is rich, round and caressing, all qualities that carry through to the round, creamy finish. Red cherries, spices and subtle oak add layers of complexity on the close. This is essentially a fruit-driven, open style of Brunello. The wine is firing on all cylinders today and should drink beautifully for a number of years. The Riserva is made from vineyards in Montalcino and Castelnuovo dellAbate. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022. "
Wine Enthusiast 93
"ll Palazzones 2004 Riserva exhibits nicely aged aromas of dried currants, spice, leather, tar, Indian spice, pressed violets and cassis. Theres excellent intensity and complexity here and the wine closes long with lingering layers of spice and smoke."