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2016 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino

Tuscany, ITALY
$145. 00 Bottle
$1740.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 10 Years (2021-2031)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
Deep dark red in colour with black tinged edges and a slightly rustic red hue. Spiralling out of the glass are spicy red to dark currant, red cherry and subtle tobacco scents which are followed by dusty cedar and dried herb notes. Layered across the mid weighted palate is a delicious flavour profile of ripe red currant and dark cherry fruits. Dried herb, earthy tobacco, vanillin cedar and spice the back drop. Polished in its feel with sturdily built tannins imposing some light grip onto the long refined finish.
Drink over the next 8-10 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews....
The San Filippo 2016 Brunello di Montalcino offers a slightly exotic personality with smoked cedar, mahogany or teak followed by dark fruit, pressed blackberry and plum. The wine ages in large oak cask for two years. This is a robustly textured and muscular Brunello with full-bodied intensity that transcends both the bouquet and the mouthfeel. There's a lot going on, especially in terms of the wine's smokiness and spiciness, and there is good acidity and tannic structure to frame it all. Production is 15,000 bottles.
93 points
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (Dec 2020)

A serene and intensely structured Brunello with cherry, cedar, walnut and dry-earth aromas with some burnt-lemon undertones. Full-bodied, yet with very fine tannins that are extremely polished and beautiful. Goes on for minutes. A gorgeous young wine.
96 points

The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino has aromatics of dried cherry, licorice, and menthol and cedar. The palate is upfront with firmly structured tannins, crunchy red plum, tomato leaf, incense, and orange zest. It was aged for two years in a combination of barriques and large barrel. Allow 3-5 years in cellar to harmonize and drink 2024-2040.
95 points
Audrey Frick - jebdunnuck.com

Plenty of balsamic aromas preview this red, settling into a core of macerated cherry and plum fruit, framed by juniper, thyme, Scotch broom, tar and iodine. Racy and harmonious, with a solid layer of tannins underneath. Best from 2024 through 2047.
97 points
Bruce Sanderson - Wine Spectator