Argiano Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2010 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 96] [WS 92] [JS 92]

Argiano Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2010
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 96] [WS 92] [JS 92]


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About this wine:
Argiano is certainly one of the icons of Montalcino, consistently releasing first-rate premium Brunello and Super-Tuscans that garner scores up to 98 points! They have the ultimate wine producing team which includes Sebastiano Rosa as General Manager of the Estate: having spent six years at the University of California at Davis, a two year tenure at Chateau Lafite Rothschild and three years at Sassacaia, he brings a strong mix of experience.  

In addition, Dr. Giacomo Tachis, the most well-known winemaker in Italy, was their Consulting Oenologist until his death in 2016.  His legacy includes Sassacaia, Tignanello and Solaia, to name a few. Finally, since 2013, the winery has been owned - and the wines made - by Bernardino Sani, a rising star in Montalcino.

 

Technical Data

Produced only in the best years, Brunello Riserva is powerful and rich. An ancient wine born to last over time.

Grape: 100% Sangiovese

Soil: Marl, ancient clay with high-level of limestone

Altitude: From 280 to 310 meters a.s.l.

Vineyard: 60-12 years old

Training system: Spurred Cordon, organic farming, small quantity of grapes per hectare

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"I am absolutely impressed by Argiano's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. The wine veers towards the modern and international side of the Brunello style spectrum. Thanks to the high caliber of the vintage, style does not trump quality. The bouquet peels back to reveal black cherry, black currant, spice, cigar box and rosemary twig. Distant notes of chocolate and toasted almond play supporting roles. The wine offers extraordinary texture with firm tannins that are balanced out against the soft plushness of the fruit. This is a terrific Brunello." - Monica Larner (Mar 2016)

92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Aromas of toasted oak and char, with a hint of coconut, accent black cherry and plum fruit notes in this red, which is polished in a way, with good balance overall and fine length, but for me, a little too much oak. Best from 2018 through 2030. 441 cases made, 58 cases imported." - BS (Jun 2016)

92 Points - James Suckling:

"A powerful red with so much new wood at the moment as well as gorgeous fruit. Raisiny, cedar notes. Full-bodied, chewy and very intense; underneath there is intensity and richness. This needs at least four years to come together. Try in 2020 and see." (Sep 2015)