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)"
|Producer||Castello di Romitorio|
|SubRegion||Brunello di Montalcino DOCG|