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2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Biondi-Santi - Tenuta Il Greppo

Tuscany

PRICE:
$485.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 Bottle

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Dark red. Musky nuances give way to brighter red fruit, licorice and herbal aromas. Rich and dense, with flavors of red cherry and minerals lifted by hints of orange peel and bergamot, not to mention noteworthy but harmonious acidity. Finishes long with youthfully chewy tannins and lingering hints of violet. This strikes me as a slightly readier to drink version of Brunello Riserva from Biondi-Santi, but as always, it improves greatly with aeration so decant at least six hours ahead for maximum enjoyment." Ian D'Agata, Vinous.com
(AG, 03/01/2017)

Rating: 94+
Drink from: 2025-2042


"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva makes a bold and more articulate statement (compared to the 2012 Annata wine released at the same time). That extra year of aging has contributed to more powerful aromas of dark fruit, balsam herb and spice. There is extra fiber and texture here overall. This Riserva shows a higher degree of density and a tighter embroidery with dark fruit, spice and tobacco. Both 2011 and 2012 are warm vintages, and the wines produced do not boast the same level of bright acidity that you normally get from this estate. But, if there's one thing the wines of Biondi-Santi have demonstrated over the years, it is that they get better with time. Set this bottle aside in your cellar." Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #229
(WA, 02/28/2017)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2018-2030


"Aromas of plums and light caramel and hazelnuts. Full body, a solid core of fruit and chewy tannins. A little dusty now. Need a couple of years to soften. Try in 2018." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 11/22/2016)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2018


"Mid ruby with orange tinges. Deep yet locked nose hinting at ripeness. Gorgeous, chewy, minerally cherry fruit with lots of powdery tannins. Very long, fine and tannic for the moment, but a little more approachable than the normal BS 2011 Brunello, from what I remember." Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 01/23/2017)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2020-2034


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