Argiano Brunello de Montalcino 2014 (Tuscany, Italy) "...spices, flowers and plums..."
Standing at the top of their portfolio, Argiano’s Brunello di Montalcino is the flagship wine for an estate that has a history tracing back all the way to the 1500s. The wine itself is steeped in tradition, but this isn’t solely an Old World expression. On the contrary, there is a fleshy, ripeness here that counters beautifully against the wine’s more rustic elements. Balance and composure are the key components at play here.
"Love the aromas of flowers and strawberries with cherries that follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a juicy finish. A nice combination of savory character and fresh acidity. Drink or hold." - 92 Points, James Suckling
"Argiano's 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is visibly thinner and leaner compared to any other past vintage that comes to mind. The aromas are stripped down as well, but I do think there is a good chance that they will flesh out with more time in the bottle. Brunello tends to be at its thinnest drinking point upon its initial commercial release. Another 12 months should be of considerable help and I don't reject the idea that this wine will take on more volume in as little as 6 to 12 months. Bottle production is usually around 130,000, but this year only 80,000 bottles were made." - 91 Points, Robert Parker