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Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Prugnolo Gentile 2018 750ml
SKU: 10072222

Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Prugnolo Gentile 2018

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Fattoria dei Barbi
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Brilliant ruby red with a touch of garnet. Intense aromas of ripe cherry rounded by scents of citrus and spices, wild herbs, earthy hues. On the palate, the wine is soft and balanced with delicate tannins and vibrant acidity, long persistency. This wine is a perfect match for roasted or grilled red meats, game, venison, stewed wild boar. Excellent with mature cheeses.
Wine Advocate
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Packaged with its dark blue label, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino displays a very specific character that I always recognize in this wine. The house style is a callout to local winemaking tradition in which there is a slightly wild side to the cherry fruit and forest floor aromas. The oak spice is smoothly integrated into the medium-weight texture, and there is earthy spice and root at the back. The wine closes with freshness, bitter plum and rusty metal. This is a 157,000-bottle release.

March 9, 2023
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Though vibrant and packed with intense raspberry, cherry, hibiscus and earth flavors, this red is also solidly built, with dense tannins leaving a strong grip on the long, crisp finish. This has plenty to like; just be patient. Best from 2026 through 2045. 13,083 cases made, 1,050 cases imported.

June 30, 2023
Vinous
  • v92

The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino lifts from the glass with an earth-inspired blend of crushed dried roses, cedar box and balsamic-tinged cherry. This is soft and round on the palate, with liquid violet florals and lavender giving way to ripe wild berries. The 2018 leaves a touch of fine tannins while finishing with admirable length, as a potent staining of black raspberry slowly fades. There's excellent concentration here and a balanced here and a balanced structure that should promote medium-term cellaring.

October 2022
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd91

Ripe aromas of balsamic and black cherry emerge from the 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino, with purple flowers, tarry earth, and a bit of blue fruit as well. Typical of the 2018s, it has full body, but with a softer texture and more subtle tannin structure. Blackberry, cedar, and fresh soil all come together with gentle richness in this attractive wine, which might be best suited for immediate gratification. Drink 2023-2030.

March 6, 2023

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