2016 Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino Le Chiuse di Sotto [RP-100pts]


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Tasting Notes:

100 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The Gianni Brunelli Le Chiuse di Sotto 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a stunning wine with so much vitality, life and energy. It shows a brazen level of clarity and frankness. If you seek the truth in Sangiovese, I think you find it here. This Brunello unfolds to lasting purity, elegance and length. It is luminous and radiant. When tasted next to the 2015 Riserva from this estate (something I did on multiple passes), I continued to recognize the lifted and exciting personality of this wine next to the broader and heavier character of the Riserva. This Brunello shows extreme precision and focus, both to the bouquet and the mouthfeel. Wild berry, blue flower and licorice converge to perfection, and it’s impossible to beat this quality at this price.

98 points Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is aromatic of kirsch, tobacco leaf, cedar, and forest floor. The palate is polished with fine tannin’s around a core of ripe fruit, with red plum, orange peel, and bitter amaro-like herbs. Refined and balanced, the 2016 will certainly benefit from time in cellar to unfold and reveal its further complexity. Cellar 3-6 years and drink 2025-2040.

98points Wine Enthusiast

Fragrant, focused and loaded with finesse, this stunner has enticing scents of rose petal, camphor, tilled earth and perfumed berry. Vibrant and savory, the chiseled palate delivers juicy red cherry, pomegranate, star anise and savory mineral framed in taut, refined tannin’s. Bright acidity keeps it radiant and balanced. Drink 2024–2041. Cellar Selection

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Storage History:

Always stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since release.


Perfect condition.