Brunello di Montalcino 2016, the tasting

by Riccardo Viscardi 11/25/20
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Sala degustazione consorzio Brunello di Montalcino

After yesterday’s analysis of the vintage, today we post a list of the wines that impressed us the most among the almost 200 we tasted from this wonderful year: we have divided them between 15 Brunello and 20 selections or crus.

The response of producers to our request made through the producers’ association was truly flattering. The samples were many and, as we said yesterday, were tasted at the association’s headquarters which ensured that there was no indication of their identity.

A note about the tasting: some of the wines suffered from having only recently been bottled, especially in regard to their bouquet (which was not expressed well). We have suspended any judgement of these wines, also because their flavors were nevertheless good and it would not have been right to penalize them. We will taste them again in a few months. Nevertheless, many producers had already bottled their wines before the summer and this proved only beneficial to the product.

Brunello di Montalcino 2016 

  • Giodo                          98

  • Poggio di Sotto           98

  • San Lorenzo               97

  • Casisano Colombaio  96

  • Fuligni                         96

  • Armilla                         95

  • Celestino Pecci           95

  • Collosorbo                  95

  • Il Poggione                 95

  • La Fiorita                    95

  • Solaria                        95

  • La Fortuna                  94

  • Castello Tricerchi       94

  • Tenuta La Fuga         94

Brunello di Montalcino Selezione 2016

  • Casanova di Neri, Tenuta Nuova    98

  • La Magia, Ciliegio                           98

  • Marroneto, Madonna delle Grazie  98

  • Argiano, Vigna del Suolo                97

  • Banfi, Vigna Marrucheto                 97

  • Canalicchio di Sopra, La Casaccia 97

  • Castello Romitorio, Filo di Seta      97

  • Mastrojanni, Vigna Loreto              97

  • Pieve di Santa Restituta, Sugarille 97

  • San Polo, Vigna Vecchia                97

  • Talenti, Piero                                  97

  • Val di Suga, Vigna Spuntali            97

  • Altesino, Montosoli                         96

  • Mocali, Le Raunate                        96

  • Palazzo, Cosimo                            96

  • Podere Le Ripi, Amore e Magia     96

  • San Filippo, Le Lucere                   96

  • Silvio Nardi, Poggio Doria              96

  • Siro Pacenti, Pelagrilli                    96

  • Ventolaio Fanti Luigi, Colle del Fante 96

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