Average Rating 92
Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2018
Pian delle Vigne’s 2018 Brunello is exotic, aromatic, and a little bit brooding. Juicy red and blue fruits leap from the glass, followed by a complex backdrop of balsamic herbs, iron ore, violet petals, pipe tobacco, and cinnamon. Grippy tannins hug the palate, but this silky wine shows terrific balance among its solid core of dry extract, elegant minerality, and sweet inner perfume. Enjoyable soon after release, this appealing Brunello has the stuffing to age a decade or longer.