Voliero Brunello di Montalcino 2018
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
"The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino takes its time opening in the glass, as a charming mix of crushed violets, dusty lavender and black currants form its understated bouquet. It's soft-textured and round on the palate, with potent red fruits and cooling mineral tones that give way to a slight herbal-peppery tinge toward the close. This finishes grippy and savory in style, yet with residual acids that help to maintain fantastic balance, as blue- and purple-tinged inner florals slowly fade. The 2018 is an understated beauty, yet it will require patience to come fully into focus." Eric Guido Vinous Media 94 points Drink 2024-35
The Voliero 2018 Brunello di Montalcino reveals a pleasant, albeit simple presentation of cherry, dried raspberry, grilled herb and crushed stone. There are background hints of licorice, rusty metal and tarry smoke that add a veiling of complexity and depth. However, the wine remains accessible overall, and it's probably best to drink it over the next five years or so, while that primary fruit is still fresh.