Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino opens to soft layers of plush fruit and red cherry. The wine shows a ripe side to the vintage with bold fruit that is chewy and rich. Despite the wine’s opulence, it never feels jammy or overdone. In fact, it reins in that extra sunshine with expert care and attention. In contrast to the richness of the bouquet, the medium-bodied mouthfeel is toned and exhibits less dimension overall. The appeal here is genuine and immediate.
James Suckling 93 points - A beautiful, sexy wine with exotic aromas of freshly cut flower, cherry and strawberry. Full body with fine, silky tannins. Long, fresh finish. Drink now.
Wine Spectator 90 points - Cherry and plum flavors hold the upper hand until the long finish, where beefy tannins enter the fray. Spice, tobacco and earth accents chime in. Best from 2018 through 2028. 12,500 cases made.
(Jun 15 2016)