The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Colombaio is another exciting new release from Fabio Tassi. The bouquet shows a classic Sangiovese disposition, giving equal weight to bright fruit and wild cherry, while also emphasizing earthy tones of leather, herb garden and dried mint. Like the classic 2016 Brunello released by Tassi, there is a distinct red fruit tone here that reminds me of candied cherry or dried raspberry. This wine shows a mid-weight mouthfeel and is generally elegant, light and bright on the palate. These wines are fermented in a cone-shaped barrel and aged in Slavonian (Garbellotto) casks for 30 months.
Score: 95 points -- Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, 2020