Brunello di Montalcino 2013
98 points, “Fragrant and loaded with finesse, this stunning red still shows the estate's hallmark of elegance and structure… The vibrant palate is dazzling and almost ethereal… Taut, polished tannins and bright acidity provide impeccable balance.” – Wine Enthusiast
95 points, “The wine has been held back over a year longer than the denomination regulations and released in March 2019… The tangy acidity of the vintage comes through brilliantly, amplifying layers of fine, chalky tannins.” - Decanter Magazine
A truly historic name of Montalcino, the Biondi-Santi family is one of the most revered winemaking dynasties in Italy. The Greppo vineyards have been in the family since 1800s. Currently supervising around 26 hectares of vines, the estate is renowned for its classic, ethereal and long-lived traditional style of Brunello. In fact, many people regard Biondi-Santi as being the inventors of Brunello di Montalcino as we know it today.
In 2016 the fabled estate sold the majority of its shares to EPI, Christopher Descours’ fashion-led luxury group that also owns Charles Heidsieck, Piper-Heidsieck, JM Weston, Alain Figaret and Bonpoint. Jacopo Biondi-Santi and his son Tancredi remain actively involved, but now with much more financial investment. Purest will however be collecting the older vintages, such as this…
It's a breath-taking Brunello di Montalcino. All that classic leather, forest floor, rich fruit and muskiness, is electrified by a lightning bolt of freshness that delivers rose, iris, violet, pomegranate, redcurrant, star anise, mint and sage. In terms of food matches, consider wild boar, roast lamb, dishes rich in umami, pappardelle with wild mushrooms or sausages and chestnuts, and sauces created from sun-dried tomatoes.
£22.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3355940
Style No.: 809729
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