2016 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino

High class Brunello from the exceptional 2016 vintage in Italy. Generous, silky and smooth.

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A complete and silky Brunello from Il Palazzone, a forward-thinking, environmentally-conscious family producer. It's another cracking 2016 red - a landmark vintage for most of Italy.

This estate Brunello is sourced from their three separate vineyard sites, two warmer spots in the south of the region, and their home plot in Le Due Porte, just south west of the beautiful hilltop town of Montalcino.

100% Sangiovese of course (the Brunello clone), aged for 40 months in large Slavonian oak barrels.

Complex aromatics and flavours ranging from pretty strawberry and cherry blossom to darker leather and meat, with some tangy blood orange and campari notes in the mix.

The colour is dark ruby and the nose is classic Sangiovese, transporting one instantly to Montalcino. The bouquet is a little tight at first ranging from gentle balsamic notes and a hint of steak. In time it deepens to a delicious herbaceousness, accompanied by mouth-watering aromas of ripe cherry and dark berries. In the background tell-tale floral notes of violets lurk.
In the mouth the first impression is of a very pleasant juiciness paired with ripe fruit and seductive well-structured tannins. The mouth-feel is round and silky-smooth with expertly integrated alcohol. It is generously mouth-filling and rewards with a long fruity finish.
2016 is an outstanding vintage and this is a Brunello that caresses and envelops like a Kashmir pashmina. Close your eyes and let yourself be transported to Il Palazzone, overlooking the vast valley towards a spectacular sunset, surrounded by vineyards brimming with summer scents.

94 Points - "Very pretty aromas and flavors of sweet berries and cherries with hints of mushrooms and bark, following through to a medium to full body with linear, tight tannins that flow through the palate. Try after 2023." - James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com)

93 Points - "A dusting of exotic spice, incense, sage, dried roses, black cherries and currants can all be found in the bouquet of the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino. It’s silky in feel with a density of primary fruit mixed with stimulating acids and minerality that the young 2016s are becoming known for. Cooling herbal tones and hints of licorice add further depths, as a coating of fine tannin slowly settles in. This is classically structured and full of potential for the cellar, tapering off to purple-tinged inner florals over a hint of sour citrus and savory spice. Very nice. Drinking window 2024 - 2036." - Eric Guido (Vinous.com)

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