Giodo Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Wine Advocate: 95pts

This is the fourth release from Carlo Ferrini's relatively new project in Brunelloville. Monitoring the evolution of this tiny estate has been particularly exciting. This celebrated winemaker is known for bigger and bolder expressions of Sangiovese. The Giodo 2013 Brunello di Montalcino, however, reflects a more reflective and inward-looking approach. Compared to other Brunellos in its class, this wine manages a very steady and calmly forthcoming collection of aromatic attributes. Instead of individual aromas, the wine brings forth a spinning whirl wheel of integrated tones that all blend into one. The bouquet is broader, wider and more all-encompassing than you usually get with the slightly nervous and skittish Sangiovese grape. The mouthfeel offers a similar level of wholeness and oneness.

James Suckling: 96 pts

Plenty of dried fruit with figs and mushroom undertones. Full body, silky tannins and a ripe fruit, lemon rind and spice aftertaste. Condenses down to a refined and beautiful finish. Vivid acidity. Drink in 2021.

Wine Enthusiast: 90 pts

This opens with aromas of French oak, toast, espresso and a balsamic whiff of eucalyptus. The aromas carry over to the taut medium-bodied palate along with sour cherry and cranberry. Bright acidity and bracing close-grained tannins provide the framework. It finishes on a rather astringent note.



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