2016 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino (750ml)

2016 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino (750ml)

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One of the wines that consistently shows a sense of place. This is a touchstone estate for this specific Montalcino microclimate." - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate)

"The winery shared by Uccelliera and Voliero is located in Castelnuovo dell’ Abate, in the southeast section of Montalcino. Owner and winemaker Andrea Cortonesi has spent his life working in the vineyards and countryside of Montalcino. Today he makes use of three separate vineyards, all within the subregion of Castelnuovo dell’ Abate, but all differing in elevation, soil composition and aspect, to create his truly southern yet balanced Brunello: Uccelliera." - Eric Guido (Vinous)

"This is really beautiful with complex black cherry, berry, walnut and dark chocolate. Some mushroom and smoke. It’s tight and reserved with polished tannins and wonderful balance and finesse. Persistent and intense. Drink after 2025." 97 points - James Suckling (30 Oct, 2020)

"The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino blends richness, ripeness and refinement to create a model of total balance. At first, it’s dark, earthy and herbal; yet with time in the glass, a massive wave of black cherry, raspberry, sage and a grounding note of undergrowth comes forward. In the mouth, it coats all that it touches in silky, cool-toned textures, giving way to ripe red/black fruits complemented by spiced citrus, as nuances of lavender and tobacco form. While this feels round and pliant throughout, fine-grain tannins slowly saturate, sneaking up and reminding you of just how young the 2016 really is today. Hints of baker’s chocolate, licorice and a twang of tart blackberry resonate - wow, does it ever end?" 96+ points - Eric Guido (Vinous, Nov. 2020)

"The Uccelliera 2016 Brunello di Montalcino opens to dark fruit and wild cherry with warmer tones of cured tobacco, spice and potting soil. It shows the extra density, darkness and richness that comes so beautifully to fruit grown on the sun-drenched southern side of Castelnuovo dell'Abate in the southern half of the appellation. What Uccelliera delivers so carefully, vintage after vintage, is a truly exceptional sense of mouthfeel with textural richness and lingering creaminess. It is also one of the wines that consistently shows a sense of place. This is a touchstone estate for this specific Montalcino microclimate. Production is 29,000 bottles." 96 points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, Nov. 2020)