Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2013
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Wine SpectatorAn elegant style, offering ripe cherry, plum, leather, almond and subtle chocolate flavors. Harmonious and long, with an aftertaste evoking cherry, iron and tobacco. Fine balance. Best from 2021 through 2033. 9,166 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastChopped herbs, new leather, underbrush and a whiff of star anise lead the nose. The firmly structured, chewy palate delivers ripe blackberry, juicy Marasca cherry, licorice and a dollop of vanilla set against a backbone of firm, polished tannins. Drink 2021-2028.
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Brunello di Montalcino shows laser focus and a precise delivery of aromas that makes an immediate and satisfying first impression. This is a delicately assembled wine that shows the deft hand of the winemaking team behind the scenes. Bright fruit and cherry is connected, in a careful embroidery, to spice, leather, tar and cured tobacco. There are subtle tones of ash and crushed mineral as well.
VinousVivid red. Clean aromas and flavors of dusty red fruit, tobacco and flint. Politely styled and fresh, but a little fruit-challenged on the medium-long, lively finish, which features persistent woodsy elements.