Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2013
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Canalicchio di Sopra
Country: Italy Region: Tuscany
Grapes Varieties: 100% Sangiovese
Classification: Production: 2870 Cases
Alcohol: 14% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 1 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:WS=97 Plump and bursting with cherry, strawberry and mineral aromas and flavors, this racy red evokes harmony and freshness, with hints of spice, chocolate and tobacco as it plays out gracefully on the long aftertaste. There's structure here, with all the components integrated. Best from 2020 through 2035. WA=96 Canalicchio di Sopra's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is tight and firm at its core, with qualities that bode very well for its aging potential. That compact core is surrounded by many thick layers of dark fruit and spice that are expressive and expansive. Those outer layers give the wine softness and some immediate accessibility, even at this early stage in its life. All summed up, this is a very complete and characteristic Brunello that offers stunning quality for medium or long-term drinking. AG=96. JS=93 Ripe berry and dried orange peel character follow through to a full body, round and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. A more fruit-forward style for this estate. Better in 2019.