James Suckling 95 points - Dried fruits with hints of coffee bean and cedar. Full body with silky tannins and a tangy, savoury, complex, succulent finish. Almost salty character, with ripe fruits. Drink or hold.
Wine Spectator 92 points - Rich and dense, with cherry, black currant and cedar flavors covering the solid grip of tannins. Still closed down, yet there’s freshness on the finish, with fruit and spice accents. Best from 2016 through 2032. -BS
(Jun 15 2013)
Vinous 94 points - Fuligni’s 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is simply stunning. Still deeply-colored, the 2007 continues to grow with time in bottle. Rose petals, sweet tobacco, mint, juicy cherries and pomegranate abound in a dark, voluptuous wine endowed with tons of depth and pure richness. This is a fabulous showing.
Fuligni’s 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva captures the richness of the vintage while maintaining plenty of classicism in its structure. Tar, smoke, tobacco, savory herbs and incense emerge from the exotic, highly expressive bouquet. Layers of red fruit build effortlessly through to a deeply resonant finish. The 2007 has wonderful richness, but at the same time, it is clearly holding back some of its significant potential. Overall, this is one of the best of the 2007 Riservas, even if it falls a bit short of being truly viscerally thrilling. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027. (May 2014)