Brunello di Montalcino 2019

Brunello di Montalcino / Gianni Brunelli - Le Chiuse di Sotto

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Tasting Notes

This wine offers lifted fruit with popping cherry, blackcurrant and sour crab apple. This level of fruit brightness is not easy to maintain in a wine that ages for five years before its commercial release. The folks at Gianni Brunelli Le Chiuse di Sotto do a fine job. The 2019 Brunello di Montalcino delivers balanced oak renderings with exotic spice and dried chili flake. The wine has a beautiful nose, but the palate definitely needs more time to flesh out and relax, considering the current tightness of the tannins. This is one of my favorite estates in Montalcino. Under the leadership of Maria Laura Vacca Brunelli, the Gianni Brunelli Le Chiuse di Sotto team carefully farms diverse vineyard holdings between Podernovone and Le Chiuse di Sotto with different soil profiles, exposures and elevations. There are many promising elements to use when creating the final blend.

Score: 97

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2025-2045 14 December 2023

Hauntingly dark yet inviting, the 2019 Brunello di Montalcino smolders up with a beguiling blend of grilled herbs and ashen stone lifted by white smoke that finally gives way to dried black cherries and cola. Sexy and suave, it floods the palate with velvety textures and supple ripe fruits, expertly balanced by a core of brisk acidity and salty mineral tones. Fine-grained tannins, along with a pleasantly bitter tinge, appear through the finale as the 2019 finishes long and full of tension, leaving the slightest trace of orange. The balance of richness and racy character within makes this a total standout.

Score: 95

Eric Guido, Maturity: 2025-2034 07 December 2023

Berry, spice and hints of cedar in the nose. White pepper, too. Orange peel. Rose petal. Full-bodied with plenty of fruit but reserved and formed. Round and juicy tannins that show plenty of richness, but not over the top. A little tight at the end but shows promise. Drink after 2026.

Score: 95

James Suckling, Maturity: 2026+ 11 September 2023