Tim Atkin MW
Developed, pale garnet. Very light, even for Sangiovese. reductive, rather old-fashioned aromas, with some sweet oak. Lighter style, with marked acidity, but the wine seems a little gutless to me, with a dry, slightly underripe finish.
Medium depth, with some turn, as expected. A little inexpressive on the nose, unlike [the Barbi], but clean and correct. Lovely sour-cherry fruit on the palate, which boasts both breadth and length— which is impressive. Acid-fruit balance is very attractive, while tannins are present but under control. again, what one is looking for from this vintage. Drink now for 12–15 years.
Deep garnet to tawny rim. Intense, refined, complex, a touch closed on the nose, with mature, layered, red-and-black-fruit character, hints of bergamot and cloves. Full body, with superb fruit structure, well supported by a great tannic structure. young Brunello, with a long life ahead.