Talenti Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
IWR 96
WA 94
V 94
JS 93
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Item # 337756

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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: May 2021) 12+ Available
96 points International Wine Report: "Noble and refined, the profile of this Brunello shows a lot of energy composed in the hints of raspberries, currant, pomegranate, lemon and sage. In the background, a suggestion of wet earth and chocolate give character to the matrix. Medium to full body, gentle tannins and a round and harmonious finish. Muscular and compact, it gives beauty right away. Better from 2022."

94+ points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "[$60 list] The Talenti 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a balanced and symmetrical wine with bright red cherry on the one hand and pretty spice and balsam herb on the other. The wine pours from the bottle with dark color saturation and ruby highlights. It shows no signs of fading, and that bright color intensity is a common thread in this vintage. There is a good amount of Sangiovese acidity that reinforces the lifted and buoyant style achieved here. It ages in both tonneau and botte for 30 months. Drink: 2023-2040. (Nov 2020)"

94 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "[$60 list] The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a striking display of balsamic-tinged cherry and autumnal spice with a twist of sour citrus really appealing to the senses. It’s silky and pliant with a gorgeous display of ripe red and hints of black fruit. There’s a sweet and sour element here that I find quite attractive, as the 2016 gains a tactile feel toward the close through a mix of brisk acids and rounded tannins. The length and classic structure on the finish completes the expression, leaving dark florals and mineral earth tones. Talenti remains one of the best values in age-worthy Brunello in the market. That said, it’s also worth checking in on a bottle early to enjoy all of its primary intensity. Drink: 2022-2034. (Nov 2020)"

93 points James Suckling: "A pretty and solid 2016 Brunello with cherry, orange-peel and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with chewy tannins and a walnut and berry aftertaste. Give it two or three years to soften and come together. Try after 2022. (11/11/20)"
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96 points International Wine Report: "Noble and refined, the profile of this Brunello shows a lot of energy composed in the hints of raspberries, currant, pomegranate, lemon and sage. In the background, a suggestion of wet earth and chocolate give character to the matrix. Medium to full body, gentle tannins and a round and harmonious finish. Muscular and compact, it gives beauty right away. Better from 2022."

94+ points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "[$60 list] The Talenti 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a balanced and symmetrical wine with bright red cherry on the one hand and pretty spice and balsam herb on the other. The wine pours from the bottle with dark color saturation and ruby highlights. It shows no signs of fading, and that bright color intensity is a common thread in this vintage. There is a good amount of Sangiovese acidity that reinforces the lifted and buoyant style achieved here. It ages in both tonneau and botte for 30 months. Drink: 2023-2040. (Nov 2020)"

94 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "[$60 list] The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a striking display of balsamic-tinged cherry and autumnal spice with a twist of sour citrus really appealing to the senses. It’s silky and pliant with a gorgeous display of ripe red and hints of black fruit. There’s a sweet and sour element here that I find quite attractive, as the 2016 gains a tactile feel toward the close through a mix of brisk acids and rounded tannins. The length and classic structure on the finish completes the expression, leaving dark florals and mineral earth tones. Talenti remains one of the best values in age-worthy Brunello in the market. That said, it’s also worth checking in on a bottle early to enjoy all of its primary intensity. Drink: 2022-2034. (Nov 2020)"

93 points James Suckling: "A pretty and solid 2016 Brunello with cherry, orange-peel and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with chewy tannins and a walnut and berry aftertaste. Give it two or three years to soften and come together. Try after 2022. (11/11/20)"
Product SKU 337756
Producer Talenti
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
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