96 points Luca Gardini: "Also in Brunello ‘base’ all the refinement of the south-west quadrant of the ‘hill’. Black cherry on the nose, then balsamic notes of eucalyptus, closing with freshness, on the notes of clementine peel. Thick-taut drink, salty iodine tannins, with fruity-balsamic return. (Oct 2022)"
95 points/'#1 Wine of 2023,' Wine Spectator: "Rose, strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors are the main themes in this red, along with wild herb, mineral and cut hay accents. Racy and full of energy, with a long, saturated finish. Best from 2025 through 2042. (6/30/23)"
94 points Audrey Frick (JebDunnuck.com): "Pure and noble, the 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino is compelling in its expressive layers yet remains transparent, with aromas of fresh leather, red cherry, cedar, anise, and fresh pine all intertwining. It is medium-bodied but fills out with wonderful purity in its notes of blood orange, raspberry, saline minerals, and mouthwatering acidity. It is a gorgeous wine to hold another couple of years and drink 2025-2040.The following wines were tasted at the estate in San Angello in Colle in January 2023. Stylistically, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the estate has moved away from the use of barrique in the production of their Sangiovese (now only used for their Cabernet Sauvignon of Solengo). The wines are certainly beginning to take on a fresher style, while still maintaining clean winery practices. Drink: 2025-2040. (3/6/23)"
94 points James Suckling: "A bright and fresh 2018 with cherry and floral aromas and flavors. Medium body, refined tannins and a linear finish with bright acidity. Tangy and energetic. Tight at the end. A year or two will open it, but already a beauty. (6/15/22)"
94 points Wine & Spirits: "[$100 list] Scents of fresh rose petals unfurl in the glass, signaling a high-toned Brunello that is packed with tangy red cherry and berry flavors. There’s plenty of power and depth here, but also a delicacy in the intense floral aromas and finely honed tannins that combine immediate appeal with excellent aging potential. (Apr 2023)"
93 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "[$100 list] With the black label, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino reveals dried fruit aromas with cola, grilled herb, candied orange peel and earthy clay. This is a mid-weight Brunello with silky tannins and a long finish. It displays a savory and spicy personality with hints of dried fruit and baked plum that add a fleeting point of sweetness. This is an approachable Brunello to drink over the next 10 years. Drink: 2024-2035. (3/9/23)"
93 points Michaela Morris (Decanter): "Argiano is back on track with this excellent value 2018 Brunello. Packed with flavour, it shows the vintage well: while colour is scarce - pale garnet in hue - aromas are vivacious and enticing with spiced cherry and Mediterranean flowers bursting from the glass. Midweight and fluid, it belies the vineyards’ warm southern location. Tannins are fine and layered, with a chalky texture. While the estate did come out with its Vigna del Suolo selection, there will not be a Riserva bottling of 2018. Drinking Window: 2023-2031. (Nov 2022)"
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