95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Col d’Orcia Brunello offers notes of pine resin, black cherry, and dried strawberry aromatics. The palate is concentrated and compact, with dried tomato leaf bitterness and tobacco. The structure is not shy, with a rich core of fruit, bold tannin upfront and just as much acidity to match. This is a bold wine for the 2016 vintage, packed with sun-kissed warmth. It commands time in the cellar, so drinking is recommended over 2026-2041. (Mar 2021)"
93 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The Col d'Orcia 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a landmark wine in Montalcino, although it tends to be very vintage-sensitive, with some releases showing much better than others. In the case of the twofold 2015 and 2016 powerhouse vintages, I like both wines about the same. This cooler vintage shows dark fruit and spice, while there's an extra layer of leather or cigar ash at the back. This wine is made with organic fruit. It displays a mid-weight mouthfeel with tight tannins and lively acidity, the kind that will cut through your favorite steak dinner. Drink: 2023-2040. (Nov 2020)"
93 points James Suckling: "A very polished, refined red with berry and flower aromas, as well as hints of citrus and rose petals. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a juicy finish. Lovely polish. From organically grown grapes. Give it a year or two to come around, but already very pretty. (11/11/20)"
93 points International Wine Report: "Slightly shy initially, it shows notes of black plums, camphor, sandalwood and incense. Full body, round tannins devoid of any hard edges, and a voluminous finish that broadens across the whole palate. Better from 2021."
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