The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine and a protagonist of this vintage. I love the purity of the fruit and the direct manner in which it is delivered. This wine exhibits intensity and a careful sense of balance in which dark cherry fruit and blackberry are folded into spice, tar and licorice. The effect is seamless and elegant. This wine has the inner flexibility to drink in the near or the long term. The range is impressive.
94 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 235 - Feb 2018)
A more modern style with some fresher, spicy oak, notes of spiced creamy and tarry nuances and plenty of red- and dark-cherry flavors. Holds long and fresh. The concentration is good. Try from 2022.
93 points, James Suckling (Sep 2018)
Dark ruby-red. Strong notes of aromatic herbs, flint and licorice complicate red cherry and berry aromas and flavors. Very long, fresh and clean, offering serious but polished tannins, this classic Brunello ought to age and develop nicely.
92+ points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Apr 2018)
Enticing aromas of iris, black-skinned berry and a whiff of new leather pave the way. The full-bodied, balanced palate offers juicy black cherry, tobacco, white pepper and licorice alongside polished fine-grained tannins. Drink 2022–2031.
92 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (May 2018)