Piancornello’s Brunello seems to get more popular with each vintage. One sip and it’s easy to see why! This is a firm, linear red that’s layered, chewy and intense. It tastes like it should be a cellar treasure to keep hidden from company, but the price makes it easy to keep a few on hand to share. Cherry, plum, chocolate and bark all weave together among fine tannins. Decant now if you can’t keep your hands off it, but a couple of years in a cool cellar will add even more depth.
A firm, linear red with cherry, plum and hints of chocolate, as well as bark. Some fruit-tea leaves as well. It’s full-bodied and layered, chewy and intense. Fine tannins.VN94
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a fruit-focused and high-energy effort, lifting up with a spicy and slightly exotic display, showing sour cherry, wild strawberry, savory herbs and hints of animal musk. It’s silky in texture with fleshy red berries further excited by juicy acids, giving way to salty minerals and pretty inner florals. Tannins saturate through the finish, yet this remains balanced throughout with a resonating note of black licorice. The 2016 Piancornello is very impressive. Well done!WE90
The aromas recall dark-skinned fruit, underbrush and cooking spice. The concentrated palate offers dried black cherry, clove and licorice alongside dusty tannin's. Drink 2023–2030.