HDH Wine

2016 Brunello di Montalcino, Il Marroneto


$85.00 per Bottle


72 Bottles




"Out of the gate, the Il Marroneto 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows exciting purity and red fruit intensity. Compared to the Madonna delle Grazie, this wine has an ever-more lifted quality to the bouquet, whereas the Madonna has a firmer underlying texture that bodes well for longer aging. The character here is fresh, lively, youthful and vibrant. In fact, I would recommend drinking this wine while all those elements are still intact. The bouquet is crazy fun to describe: I get whiffs of black cherry, macchia mediterranea (which is not too different from what we call chaparral in California), peppercorn, dried cranberry and even a whiff of something that reminded me of the delicious rosemary herb mix you stuff inside roast porchetta. The base of the wine is light, almost weightless, but its structure and firmness do eventually catch up on the long finish." Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 11/30/2020)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2024-2044

"Il Marroneto's 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a delicate and heavenly, perfumed beauty. Roses mix with lilac and violets before giving way to a dusting of sweet spice, nuances of plum and white strawberries. It’s wonderfully pure, seeming almost weightless at times yet with gorgeous inner sweetness and a complex display of bright red fruits laced with minerals, hints of licorice and building florality. The long and classically structured finish guarantees that no matter how enjoyable this may be today, it will only get better." Eric Guido, Vinous.com
(AG, 11/01/2020)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2022-2036

"Just mid ruby. A nose that reminds me a little of Biondi-Santi. Deep, sweet and a little mysterious with a hint of camphor. Increasingly complex with aeration. Vibrant acidity buffered by a layer of suave, supple fruit and gorgeous, chewy tannins. Complex and composed on the nose, energetic and transparent on the palate." Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/30/2021)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2022-2038

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