Fattoria Barbi Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 2013

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Robert Parker
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Wine Spectator
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James Suckling
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Gary Walsh
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FBSA201315 UCAU
$249.00 Per item
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This Brunello is the heart of the estate’s production and its flagship wine since 1892. It is made with 100% Sangiovese grapes from their best vineyards in Montalcino. "Dry red wine, 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes. This Riserva of Brunello is made with a special selection of grapes collected from our best vineyards in Montalcino. The ageing in barrel and in bottle is longer than the one for a regular Brunello, thus the wine has a deeper concentration and a wider complexity of aromas."
This Brunello is the heart of the estate’s production and its flagship wine since 1892. It is made with 100% Sangiovese grapes from their best vineyards in Montalcino. "Dry red wine, 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes. This Riserva of Brunello is made with a special selection of grapes collected from our best vineyards in Montalcino. The ageing in barrel and in bottle is longer than the one for a regular Brunello, thus the wine has a deeper concentration and a wider complexity of aromas."

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Robert Parker

Fattoria dei Barbi strikes a terrific balance between elegance and sheer muscle in the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. This Riserva is distinguished by dark fruit and savory tones of toasted clove, cedar, campfire ash, leather, tobacco and smoked bacon. Those smoky flavors are expertly woven into the thick fiber of this well-structured wine. They may not appeal to everyone, and indeed this wine offers a higher level of aromatic intensity compared to many of its peers, but I quite like it. Some winter nights call for a robust Brunello to pair with grilled meat cooked over an open flame as snowflakes fall gently outside. This wine completes that pretty picture. Some 6,700 bottles were produced.

92 / 100

Wine Spectator

A supple texture and round profile wraps around the cherry, leather and spice flavors here. Firms up, turning more chewy by the finish, exhibiting a salty, minerally finish. Best from 2021 through 2035.

91 / 100

James Suckling

Quite classically styled with leather and cedary aromas alongside dried cherries. The palate has bright acidity and poached red-cherry flavors hold long, smooth and even. You can drink now or hold for a more savory style and try around 2021.

91+ / 100

Gary Walsh

Plenty of mint and cedar oak, aniseed and old leather lounges, spice and dried cherries. Distinctly old school feel here, kind of aristocratic in a way, tobacco and undergrowth, sweet and mellow fruit, but also dry and firm, mint and dill, raw almond bitterness, strawberries and spice, with a meaty and oaky finish of solid length. Good wine, likely better with even more bottle age, as oak shows its hand pretty keenly as at now.