Juicy dark cherries, tobacco, licorice, new leather and spices all flesh out in the glass. A rich, seductive wine, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore shows plenty of vintage character supported by considerable underlying structure. Barbi shines with the single-vineyard Vigna del Fiore. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028.
Score: 93 points -- Antonio Galloni, Robertparker.com, Jun 2013
Sweet berry and spice aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this well-structured red, finishing with savory and underbrush notes. Powerful and will require time to absorb the dusty tannins. Shows fine length, ending with tobacco and leafy elements. Best from 2019 through 2035.
Score: 95 points -- Wine Spectator, Jun 2016