Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2016
SKU: 50811

Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2016

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750ml
$89.99
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Aromas of black cherries, plums, and walnuts with undertones of cedar. The palate is dense and full-bodied, with rich tannins, and a complex finish. Pairs well with roasted and stewed red meats, game, and cheeses.
James Suckling
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The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino blends richness, ripeness and refinement to create a model of total balance. At first, it's dark, earthy and herbal; yet with time in the glass, a massive wave of black cherry, raspberry, sage and a grounding note of undergrowth comes forward. In the mouth, it coats all that it touches in silky, cool-toned textures, giving way to ripe red/black fruits complemented by spiced citrus, as nuances of lavender and tobacco form. While this feels round and pliant throughout, fine-grain tannins slowly saturate, sneaking up and reminding you of just how young the 2016 really is today. Hints of baker's chocolate, licorice and a twang of tart blackberry resonate - wow, does it ever end?

Vinous
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Wine Spectator
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Burly tannins put a grip on the black cherry, black currant, plum, earth and tobacco flavors in this dense version, yet it's also vibrant, building to a lingering finish. All the components are in the right place, so this should come together nicely over time. Best from 2024 through 2045. 2,000 cases made, 300 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, March 3, 2021