Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva
Wine & Spirits
"Biondi-Santi's 2016 Riserva is for old-school Brunello lovers with plenty of patience. Initial aromas of damp leaves and rust gradually recede as vigorous red cherry and raspberry flavors come to the fore, still tinged with hints of rust and baked clay yet taking on notes of savory herbs and warm spices. The wine continues to gain verve and complexity over the course of several days, suggesting this will really start to sing after a decade in the cellar."
“This is layered and unfolds in the glass with incense, baking spice, ripe red cherry, and cedar. It has more concentration and length through the mid-palate and offers an impeccable balance of structure, ripeness, and tension. It is expressive on the nose, but it is even more impactful at this stage with its intensity through the palate, with nearly electric energy of wild raspberry, rose petal, tea leaf, and orange zest."
“A harmonious, balanced red, this sets the stage perfectly for the cherry, strawberry, floral, iron and tobacco flavors. Fresh and detailed, with a linear profile and refined structure driving the seemingly endless finish. Superb.”