96 points James Suckling: "Complex and sophisticated with seamless layers of ripe and dried cherries, truffles, caramel, dried flowers, nutmeg, chocolate orange and cassis. It’s full-bodied, layered and polished, with firm tannins that are well integrated. Long and elegant. Delicious already but better after 2024. (12/11/22)"
95+ points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "[$160 list] This wine is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting vineyard selections to emerge from the Montalcino appellation thanks to the cool microclimate and black slate-like soils of the site. The Castello Romitorio 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta is a wine of unique dimension and depth. It shows tart, almost crunchy red fruit and cassis, with background notes of cola, balsam herb, crushed stone and pencil shavings. The tannins need another two or three years to become silky. The wine ages in oak for 30 months, and production is limited to 7,300 bottles in this vintage. Drink: 2024-2044. (Mar 2023)"
94+ points Eric Guido (Vinous): "The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta lifts from the glass with a beguiling bouquet, showing violets, lavender and stone dust up front that evolve into pretty dried strawberry and hints of clove. This is a Brunello of contrasts, as velvety textures are offset by a salty flourish of minerality, just before masses of red and hints of black fruit descend upon the palate, leaving a primary staining in their wake. Blue- and purple-toned inner florals mingle with a burst of sour citrus, as the 2018 finishes with tremendous length and complexity, which is completely atypical of the vintage. Fine tannins linger, promising a long and steady evolution. The Filo di Seta is a total success for 2018, but will take a good amount of time to fully come around. Drink: 2026-2034. (Dec 2022)"
94 points Michaela Morris (Decanter): "Originally planted in the late '80s with a variety of clones, Filo di Seta sits at lower elevations with respect to Romitorio’s other plots. The soil here is also richer in clay. The result is typically a riper and denser expression compared to the classic Brunello, which is indeed the case here. Plush cherry and plum are dusted with allspice and nutmeg, and there's a seductive trace of chocolate on the palate that I often find in this wine, along with polished oak. Already open and accessible though not without a solid backbone, this should dole out its copious charms steadily over the next decade. Drinking Window: 2023-2033. (Nov 2022)"
|Producer||Castello di Romitorio|
|SubRegion||Brunello di Montalcino DOCG|