Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino 2017 750ml
SKU: 9320

Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino 2017

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Biondi-Santi
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
An encounter of fragrant fruit and balsamic spice, the bouquet of the 2017 Brunello is initially quite timid, gradually revealing the width and depth of its aromatic elegance. Notes of red cherries rise from a bouquet of red berry fruits, accompanied by cool spicy scents and soothing sensations of dried tobacco leaves, licorice root and citrus peel. The palate is surprisingly fragrant with an enviable equilibrium of fine-grained tannins, refreshing acidity and a fruity core. The savoury finish is long and enveloping, releasing subtle hints of thyme and rosemary.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2017 Brunello Di Montalcino is surprising in its freshness, considering the warmth of the vintage, and speaks to the cooler, northern-facing exposition of the estate. It is refined with ripe red cherry, raspberry, anise, and incense and is fresh with cherry fruit, warming spices, macchia, and herbes de Provence. It is ripe though it maintains a medium frame, with well-managed tannins and balanced acidity. It is a lovely and charming wine and is rather approachable now. Drink 2024-2040.

Audrey Frick, March 6, 2023
Wine Spectator
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A fresh, energetic red, boasting black cherry, blackberry, iron, rosemary and stone flavors. Reveals assertive tannins that ply the long finish for now, but this is all about balance and definition. Shows terrific length. Best from 2025 through 2043.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2023
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The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is a model of grace and refinement, with exotic spice nuances that blow off to reveal wild strawberries, rosemary, dried flowers and worn leather. It's unbelievably lifted and refined for the vintage, with a wave of saline-tinged red fruits that cascade across a core of zesty acidity. There's an edginess to the tannins that shows a bit of the warm and dry conditions of the year, yet balance is expertly maintained as the 2017 leaves licorice and bitter cherry notes to fade slowly. I'm impressed, especially considering the extended barrel aging practiced at Biondi Santi. I don't expect the 2017 to be one of the greatest renditions of the Annata from the estate over the years, but it is a highly successful wine for the vintage.

Eric Guido, February 2023

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