Castello di Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
WA 95
V 95
IWR 95
JS 94
14.5% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 337642

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$62.95
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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: May 2021) 12+ Available
95 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "[$70 list] The Castello Romitorio 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a classic expression of the vintage, showing lots of ripe fruit, crushed mineral, herbal nuances and varietal-driven purity. This wine nails that sweet spot between elegance and power that is not easily achieved. It offers an expanded array of Sangiovese flavors with wild cherry, forest floor, crushed clove and medicinal herb, but it also shows plump density and a velvety texture. Filippo Chia and his team have created a sold wine for medium or long-term drinking. Drink: 2024-2043. (Nov 2020)"

95 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "Dark, brooding and geared for the cellar, the 2016 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino takes its time opening up in the glass, yet patience is rewarded, as a mix of blackberry and cherry further blossoms, adding crushed stone minerality with hints of sage, lavender and violets. It’s silky and textural upon entry, yet it firms up quickly through a mix of vibrant acids and saturating fine tannin. However, there’s plenty of density to its primary fruits, feeling almost weighty in this youthful state yet perfectly balanced all the same. Savory herbs and spice linger along with tart red berries on the long, structured and dramatic finish. The 2016 is full of potential yet needs time in the cellar to show its best. Drink: 2024-2036. (Nov 2020)"

95 points International Wine Report: "This young expression of Brunello is very pleasant and slightly snobbish in the main profile that is sweetly presented in the notes of pomegranate, rhubarb, bergamot and chamomile in bloom. Full body, velvety fine-grained tannins and a finish perfectly in line with the beauty of the fresh and Mediterranean vintage. Better from 2021."

94 points James Suckling: "A well structured red with lots of dried mushrooms, oysters and crushed stones. Dried blueberries and herbs, too. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins. A little dusty on the finish. Let it soften. Drink after 2024. (11/11/20)"
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95 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "[$70 list] The Castello Romitorio 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a classic expression of the vintage, showing lots of ripe fruit, crushed mineral, herbal nuances and varietal-driven purity. This wine nails that sweet spot between elegance and power that is not easily achieved. It offers an expanded array of Sangiovese flavors with wild cherry, forest floor, crushed clove and medicinal herb, but it also shows plump density and a velvety texture. Filippo Chia and his team have created a sold wine for medium or long-term drinking. Drink: 2024-2043. (Nov 2020)"

95 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "Dark, brooding and geared for the cellar, the 2016 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino takes its time opening up in the glass, yet patience is rewarded, as a mix of blackberry and cherry further blossoms, adding crushed stone minerality with hints of sage, lavender and violets. It’s silky and textural upon entry, yet it firms up quickly through a mix of vibrant acids and saturating fine tannin. However, there’s plenty of density to its primary fruits, feeling almost weighty in this youthful state yet perfectly balanced all the same. Savory herbs and spice linger along with tart red berries on the long, structured and dramatic finish. The 2016 is full of potential yet needs time in the cellar to show its best. Drink: 2024-2036. (Nov 2020)"

95 points International Wine Report: "This young expression of Brunello is very pleasant and slightly snobbish in the main profile that is sweetly presented in the notes of pomegranate, rhubarb, bergamot and chamomile in bloom. Full body, velvety fine-grained tannins and a finish perfectly in line with the beauty of the fresh and Mediterranean vintage. Better from 2021."

94 points James Suckling: "A well structured red with lots of dried mushrooms, oysters and crushed stones. Dried blueberries and herbs, too. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins. A little dusty on the finish. Let it soften. Drink after 2024. (11/11/20)"
Product SKU 337642
Producer Castello di Romitorio
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
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