En Primeur In Bond per 6x75cl
Eric Guido, Vinous.com
Warm but never hot, 2016 is often described as having very even temperatures and no dramatic swings, other than the strong diurnal shifts between day and night, which helped in the healthy maturation of fruit. The autumn months and into harvest continued this theme, with temperate and dry conditions, save for a large rainstorm in the middle of September. Producers in warmer locales picked just prior to these rains, while others were able to comfortably wait for dry conditions to return. There is still remarkable value to be found in Brunello; and with a vintage like 2016 in front of us, consumers are in for a real treat. Nov 2020
Eric Guido, Vinous.com, 93/100
The 2016 Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino from Antinori is dark and rich, displaying notes of brown spice, mocha and tobacco, before giving way to musky black cherries and sage. Its cooling, creamy textures usher in a dense wave of ripe red and hints of black fruit, with salty minerals and fine-grained tannins providing grip. Licorice and violets resonate, along with inner earth tones throughout the long and structured finish. The Pian delle Vigne will require many years of cellaring to show its best, but it is well worth the wait. Drink 2026 - 2036
The Pian Delle Vigne estate is 6 km southwest of Montalcino, it is a sizable property of 184 hectares, of which 65 hectares are planted to vines, with a south-western exposure at an altitude of 130 meters. The Antinori family acquired the estate in 1995. The calcareous clay soil is rich in small stones.
|Drink From||2023||Drink To||2036|
|Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar|