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Brunello di Montalcino Talenti 2014 (750ML)

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Wine Advocate

93 Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is made according to classic winemaking tradition. The fruit is fermented in stainless steel and later aged in barrel (made with both Slavonian and Allier oak) for 30 months. The bouquet is bright and layered with all kinds of smaller berry fruit followed by plum, spice and toasted nut. In no small feat, this wine avoids feeling too light or thin. It is a mid-weight effort with good power and structure to push it forward over the palate. Production is capped at 20,000 bottles. This is a very successful interpretation of a difficult vintage." 02/19

Vinous Media

90 Points, Ian d'Agata, Vinous: "Red-ruby. Musky aromas of redcurrant, mocha, menthol and underbrush, lifted by a hint of blood orange. Then concentrated, sweet and savory if a bit dusty, with ripe flavors of dark cherries and smoky oak dominating. There's enough ripe fruit here given the vintage's characteristics (cold, rainy, much of the Sangiovese in Montalcino failed to ripen properly) but the dry-edged, assertive tannins limit this wine's appeal. Big, bold and very tannic in typical Talenti style but I would have liked a bit more primary fruit and lift. In any case, this is a very good showing for the year, and it also strikes me as a much better balanced wine than some other past vintages from Talenti."

James Suckling

91 Points, James Suckling, "Some savory notes of earth and walnuts here, as well as a slightly dusty array of dried cherries. The palate has a tart red-fruit core and approachable, if firm tannins. Drink now." 11/19