Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2016
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
"Very perfumed with chocolate, berries and spices. Some nuts, too. Full body, velvety tannins and a luscious finish. Extremely long and generous yet shows reserve. Drink in 2019." 11/16
Renieri is an excellent producer of Brunello. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers a gorgeous appearance with a dark burgundy color and thick saturation. The bouquet is rich and complete with layer after layer of ripe fruit intensity. The effect is succulent and rich. This Brunello drinks beautifully right now and shows a contemporary style with thick extraction and soft tannins. The mouthfeel also delivers good density and fullness, and that does not come easy in this vintage.
There is an edge to this red, with a solid structure reflecting the cherry, chocolate, tar and earth flavors. Stays long and vibrant. Best from 2022 through 2036. 3,250 cases made.
Mature black plum, tilled soil and mocha aromas lead the nose. On the ripe palate, hints of espresso and vanilla accenet dried black cherry and blackberry jam flavors. Bracing tannins leave a grainy, teeth coating finish.