2016 Baricci Colombaio di Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino

$89.95
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When the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino was established in 1967, Nello Baricci was already considered a Master of Sangiovese. Today, his grandsons carry on the tradition of excellence with some truly spectacular Brunello! Ruby red and very complex aromatically, with fleshy fruit follow by faded violets and rose notes. The palate is all fireworks of cherry, raspberry and plum grounded in savory earth. Complete and completely delicious, this wine shows such terrific finesse and complexity that it really ought to be enjoyed on its own.

Varietal:
Sangiovese
Winemaker:
Federico Buffi
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
3 years
Oak Treatment:
Stainless steel tanks and Slavonian oak barrels
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Sangiovese
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Wine Enthusiast:
95
Score Wine Spectator:
97
Score Vinous:
95
SKU #:
1045304
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE97

Wine Spectator

Fresh and vivid, this red features cherry, raspberry, plum, floral, black tea and mineral aromas and flavors. The well-defined fruit character is nicely balanced by earthy, savory elements, lively acidity and refined tannins. This is complete, with terrific finesse and complexity. Best from 2024 through 2048.

WE95

Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of underbrush, rose, wild berry and new leather are front and center. Hailing from Montosoli, one of Montalcino’s most revered vineyard sites, the full-bodied palate combines power and finesse, delivering ripe cherry, oak-driven spice and coffee bean alongside firm, close-grained tannin's. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Give it time to fully develop. Drink 2026–2046.

VN95

Vinous

The 2016 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino is an experience to behold. The bouquet mixes dark earth tones, crushed stone, and animal musk with sweet black cherries and balsamic spice. It’s soft and enveloping, seeming to coat all that it touches in ripe primary fruits, just as a mix of brisk acids and salty minerals penetrate deeply, adding traction to this heady experience. Licorice, sweet herbs, and a hint of cocoa resonate through the long and structured finale. With perfect symmetry, and so much upfront appeal, it’ll be hard to keep your hands off; but do yourself a favor, and lose these bottles in the cellar for at least the next five years.