Vinous – 92
Healthy medium dark red. Musky nuances to the aromas of redcurrant, herbs, violet and earth. Fresh and pliant on the palate, with a touch of sweetness and sneaky complexity to its red plum, redcurrant and soil flavors. Finishes with sweet but firm tannins and outstanding length.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2027
Robert Parker – 92
Il Marroneto’s 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is thin and streamlined in terms of appearance. Indeed, this is one of the lightest and most luminous red wines I have seen from Montalcino in recent memory. You might mistake it for a Pinot Noir when regarded from afar. It shines with radiant ruby and garnet hues. In terms of bouquet, this Brunello emits steady aromas of wild berry, cassis, toasted almond and dried garden rose. That floral impact is the wine’s most endearing characteristic. However, the wine does lose momentum in terms of mouthfeel because the finish is short and abrupt. The wine needs a year or two to flesh out. Bottle production is 15,833 strong.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
JancisRobinson.com – 16/20
Just mid ruby. Savoury nose bursting with minerals but closed on the fruit. Lithe and complex fruit palate but with quite a bit of tannin. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2025