Average Rating 91
Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2017
Rich, opulent, and silky-smooth, Pian delle Vigne’s 2017 Brunello defies its challenging vintage with its intense, kaleidoscopic palate and its weighty yet balanced feel. Balsamic herbs, melted dark chocolate, pressed violet petals, sun-warmed earth, vanilla, and peppery spices frame the super-ripe, ultra-juicy cherries and berries in this bewitching Brunello. Sweet, fine-grained tannins meld with the wine’s bright acidity in this intensely pleasurable 2107 Brunello that’s approachable virtually upon release, though time in the cellar will make it even better.