Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Wine Advocate: 93pts

The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino offers a plump and cherry-rich bouquet that is youthful and vibrant at this young stage. You really get a sense of the tonic fruit that is achieved in this cooler vintage. Wild cherry aromas segue to violets, roses and medicinal herbs. You'll love all that special detailing. Yet the wine also shows a thick and firm texture that would benefit from another 3-5 years of cellar aging.

Wine Spectator: 93pts

An alluring expression of sweet cherry, strawberry, rose and mineral aromas and flavors is the hallmark of this red. Balanced and elegant, with a juicy feel and supporting structure, this lingers with tobacco, giving a mouthwatering impression. Best from 2020 through 2035. 700 cases made.

James Suckling: 93pts

Huge fruitcake nose but there's nothing heavy or exaggerated about this. Massive and lush palate with serious tannins behind it. Very long and rather complex finish. With a touch less sweetness, this would rate even more highly. Drink in 2020.

Vinous: 96pts

Deep red-ruby. Highly perfumed, mineral aromas of raspberry, red cherry, violet and iron. Wonderfully sappy but youthfully imploded in the mouth, this remarkably precise and well-delineated Brunello offers an extremely refined set of flinty red and black fruit herbal flavors. Finishes with a firm edge of tannins and very good floral and spicy lift. An outstanding, very pure and deep wine that really needs about a decade of patience. One of the Brunellos of the vintage.

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