Moderately saturated red-ruby. High-pitched aromas of red berries, violet and peppery spices. Sappy, penetrating red/blue fruit flavors pick up spiciness and flintiness with aeration. Finishes very long, with mounting polished tannins and outstanding persistence.
93+ points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Mar 2019)
Beautiful core of ripe fruit and intensity with cherries and plums and hints of cedar and flowers. Full-bodied, tight and focused with a polished texture and length. Solid and gorgeous. Drink or hold.
93 points, James Suckling (Apr 2019)
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a terrific wine that feels very connected to its territory, both stylistically and in terms of its personalty. This is a mid-weight effort with a streamlined mouthfeel that glides over the palate with polished gleam. The bouquet is bright and buoyant with dried cherry aromas followed by balsam herb, dried mint, licorice and camphor smoke. The wine already shows an evolved bouquet, and although you could age it longer, it tastes great straight out of the gate.
92 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 241 - Feb 2019)