ready-keep2016 Rosso di Montalcino, Salvioni (La Cerbaiola)

Product: HK761B
  • Vinous
  • James Suckling
  • Wine Enthusisast
  • Ready, but will keep


The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino slowly comes to life, opening with a smoky, brooding and dark bouquet. It first unleashes its florals with crushed roses and hints of geranium, then deepens to reveal black cherry and raspberry, and finally a chorus of tobacco and wild herbs. You could lose yourself in the glass. The 2016 is incredibly silky and textural, displaying a youthful density that tempts the imagination while casting a savory display of mineral-tinged dark fruits, more black than red, with hints of dried orange and exotic spice. A saturation of fine tannin awaits on the finish, previously masked by the Salvioni’s primary power, as a mix of sage and hints of licorice slowly fade. There is so much potential here; but today, the 2016 is in dire need of cellaring. I tasted the 2016 multiple times over the course of two days and it didn’t budge. - Vinous

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{ratings} [] Vinous:: 97/100
[] James Suckling:: 95/100
[] Wine Enthusisast:: 10/100
Bottle Price 75cl $395