Plum, cherry and earth flavors mingle in this rich red, which is full of bass notes, but shows balance and a mineral element on the long finish. Drink now through 2017.
Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 90 points
The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a brooding dark color and doesn't hold back in terms of aromatic intensity. It starts off with ripe fruit and forest berry then gradually evolves in the glass to make room for licorice, dried herbs and roasted almond. The wine makes a similar impact in the mouth thanks to the general sense of brightness and focus imparted by the fruit. The wine is pointed and pristine with a good level of focus. Drink: 2015-2022.
Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, 90 points