Baricci Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 97] [WE 95] [VM 95]

Baricci Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 97] [WE 95] [VM 95]


Regular price $100.00 Sale price $89.97 Save $10.03
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About the winery: When the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino was established in 1967, Nello Baricci was already a real pioneer in the history of Montalcino, having been born in Montalcino in 1921 and producing wines there for many years. His was the first signature and he received badge #1. Moreover he registered the 1st hectare of Brunello at the Chamber of Commerce in Siena. His first "official" bottle of Rosso di Montalcino was produced in 1968 and the first Brunello in 1971. Today Baricci is the only producer to have all his vineyards in the Montosoli "Grand Cru" area and the estate is now managed by Nello's grandsons, Federico and Francesco.

Notes from the Winemaker:
Color: Ruby red with shades of garnet
Bouquet: Ethereal and complex with hints of red berries.
Taste: Persistent aroma, important structure, elegant and alluring.

Food Pairing:
Dishes rich in flavor with red meats, game, grilled, roasted mixed. Hard cheeses.

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Fresh and vivid, this red features cherry, raspberry, plum, floral, black tea and mineral aromas and flavors. The well-defined fruit character is nicely balanced by earthy, savory elements, lively acidity and refined tannins. This is complete, with terrific finesse and complexity. Best from 2024 through 2048. 1,300 cases made, 275 cases imported." - Bruce Sanderson (3/2021)

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Aromas of underbrush, rose, wild berry and new leather are front and center. Hailing from Montosoli, one of Montalcino's most revered vineyard sites, the full-bodied palate combines power and finesse, delivering ripe cherry, oak-driven spice and coffee bean alongside firm, close-grained tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Give it time to fully develop. Drink 20262046." - Kerin O'Keefe (5/2021)

95 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino is an experience to behold. The bouquet mixes dark earth tones, crushed stone and animal musk with sweet black cherries and balsamic spice. Its soft and enveloping, seeming to coat all that it touches in ripe primary fruits, just as a mix of brisk acids and salty minerals penetrate deeply, adding traction to this heady experience. Licorice, sweet herbs and a hint of cocoa resonate through the long and structured finale. With perfect symmetry, and so much upfront appeal, itll be hard to keep your hands off; but do yourself a favor, and lose these bottles in the cellar for at least the next five years." - Eric Guido (11/2020