The beguiling 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Giuseppe Tassi is dark and brooding, slowly blossoming with notes of sour cherry, mentholated herbs, spiced orange peels and hints of animal musk. It’s deeply textural, seeming velvety at times and at others lifted and pure, with dense black fruits wrapped snugly in a complex web of salty minerals and fine tannins. There’s so much power here; yet balance is maintained throughout, as the Giuseppe Tassi finishes structured and youthfully poised. This is full of so much potential, but I’d advise losing this in the cellar for six years or more.
Score: 96 points -- Eric Guido, Vinous, 2020