Talenti Brunello di Montalcino Pian di Conte Riserva 2016 1.5L

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
LG 98
WS 96
JS 96
V 95
DE 95
WA 94
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$164.95

1.5L
Pre-arrival (ETA: Oct 2022) 3 Available
 
98 points Luca Gardini: "The Riserva of Riccardo, originated from a selection of the oldest vineyards, in a memorable version. The nose touches of pomegranate and marjoram, with floral touches, carnation. The mouthfeel is juicy and dense, the tannins iodized, with a return, on the finish, of officinal and fruity sensations. (Nov 2021)"

96 points Wine Spectator: "Fluid cherry, currant and raspberry flavors are matched to dense, dusty tannins in this taut red, which shows wild herb, tobacco and mineral elements that peek through as everything plays out on the lingering, tactile finish. Best from 2025 through 2043. 550 cases made, 170 cases imported. (6/15/22)"

96 points James Suckling: "This is very traditional, with aromas of cedar, mushrooms, walnuts and dark cherries that follow through to a full-bodied yet tight and very tailored palate with intense tannins that are polished and very long. Please give this at least three or four years to open. Try after 2024. (11/4/21)"

95 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "A mix of mentholated herbs, sweet smoke, sour cherries, and cedar spice box creates a dazzling, lifted bouquet as the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pian di Conte blossoms in the glass. It’s polished and elegant, communicating prestige through its seamless textures, as mineral-tinged red and black fruits wash across the palate, leaving nuances of sour citrus and balsam herbs. There’s simply so much going on that you hardly notice the fine-grained tannins taking hold, clenching the expression with youthful grip. This tapers off like a black hole of structural depth, leaving hints of currant and violet inner florals to carry on. The Riserva of Talenti is a barrel selection that refines in a combination of 25- and 20-hectoliter oak barrels, along with a small amount in tonneaux, for 36 months. To be frank, it’s not always my favorite wine from this estate, but that said, the 2016 takes things to another level. Drink: 2026-2036. (Dec 2021)"

95 points Decanter: "Produced from the estate’s oldest vineyards – predominantly southeast-facing plots at 400 metres – Talenti’s 2016 Riserva is all very charmingly animated on the nose. Vanilla and cinnamon accents play well with sweet herb nuances of mint and basil. The palate demonstrates its darker side with cedar-tinged plum and black cherry fashioning a dense core. This is firmly cinched yet still pliable, displaying precision throughout although the heat rises on the finish. Aged in a combination of large Slavonian oak casks and 500-Litre French oak tonneaux for a total of 6,600 bottles. Drink 2023-2038 (Nov 2021)."
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98 points Luca Gardini: "The Riserva of Riccardo, originated from a selection of the oldest vineyards, in a memorable version. The nose touches of pomegranate and marjoram, with floral touches, carnation. The mouthfeel is juicy and dense, the tannins iodized, with a return, on the finish, of officinal and fruity sensations. (Nov 2021)"

96 points Wine Spectator: "Fluid cherry, currant and raspberry flavors are matched to dense, dusty tannins in this taut red, which shows wild herb, tobacco and mineral elements that peek through as everything plays out on the lingering, tactile finish. Best from 2025 through 2043. 550 cases made, 170 cases imported. (6/15/22)"

96 points James Suckling: "This is very traditional, with aromas of cedar, mushrooms, walnuts and dark cherries that follow through to a full-bodied yet tight and very tailored palate with intense tannins that are polished and very long. Please give this at least three or four years to open. Try after 2024. (11/4/21)"

95 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "A mix of mentholated herbs, sweet smoke, sour cherries, and cedar spice box creates a dazzling, lifted bouquet as the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pian di Conte blossoms in the glass. It’s polished and elegant, communicating prestige through its seamless textures, as mineral-tinged red and black fruits wash across the palate, leaving nuances of sour citrus and balsam herbs. There’s simply so much going on that you hardly notice the fine-grained tannins taking hold, clenching the expression with youthful grip. This tapers off like a black hole of structural depth, leaving hints of currant and violet inner florals to carry on. The Riserva of Talenti is a barrel selection that refines in a combination of 25- and 20-hectoliter oak barrels, along with a small amount in tonneaux, for 36 months. To be frank, it’s not always my favorite wine from this estate, but that said, the 2016 takes things to another level. Drink: 2026-2036. (Dec 2021)"

95 points Decanter: "Produced from the estate’s oldest vineyards – predominantly southeast-facing plots at 400 metres – Talenti’s 2016 Riserva is all very charmingly animated on the nose. Vanilla and cinnamon accents play well with sweet herb nuances of mint and basil. The palate demonstrates its darker side with cedar-tinged plum and black cherry fashioning a dense core. This is firmly cinched yet still pliable, displaying precision throughout although the heat rises on the finish. Aged in a combination of large Slavonian oak casks and 500-Litre French oak tonneaux for a total of 6,600 bottles. Drink 2023-2038 (Nov 2021)."
Product SKU 342537
Producer Talenti
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Designation Riserva
Vintage 2016
Size 1.5L
Color Red
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