Biondi-Santi

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva

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Biondi-Santi
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva – 2011

Robb Report
The 14 Best Wines of the Year

This rich, balanced wine has the signature brown-tinged, ruby-red color of a great Brunello (one of the few made with 100 percent Sangiovese) and is rife with both dark red fruit and earthy, herbal notes. Held back until it was perfectly ready, the 2011 vintage ($566) from this historic Tuscan estate is at its peak of drinkability. But wines of its provenance have proven to improve across decades in the cellar, too, even to the century mark...

Janice O'Leary and Sara L. Schneider , June 5, 2019
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Biondi-Santi
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva – 2011

Wine Spectator
93 Points

A supple, harmonious red, showing some softening, with cherry, leather and wild herb flavors well-integrated into the lacy structure. Reveals a lingering essence of sweet fruit, black tea and graphite on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2032.

Bruce Sanderson, October 1, 2017
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Biondi-Santi
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva – 2011

Wine & Spirits
94 points

" ... notes of black cherry and umeboshi plum layered with iodine, basil and smoke. The tightly packed flavors need time to unfold, so it’s best to decant this several hours before serving."

Stephanie Johnson, April 1, 2018
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Biondi-Santi
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva – 2011

Wine Enthusiast
96 points

“Beautifully balanced, this opens with alluring scents of wild berry, rose, baking spice and whiffs of chopped herb. Seamlessly combining ripe fruit and the firm's trademark finesse, the bright elegantly structured palate delivers juicy wild cherry, crushed raspberry, white pepper and a hint of black tea framed in polished tannins and fresh acidity. It's already tempting but the best is yet to come.”

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2017
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