Fanti Brunello di Monalcino Riserva Vigna le Macchiarelle 2016 750ml
SKU: 99376

Fanti Brunello di Monalcino Riserva Vigna le Macchiarelle 2016

  • ws98
  • wa94
  • v93


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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Fanti
Alcohol/vol 15%
Color: intense and brilliant ruby red with light garnet nuances. Nose: red fruit and citrus fruit stand out, accompanied by floral notes of violet and rose, and balsamic notes of anise and thyme. Palate: the entrance is fresh and mineral. In the center it is full, enveloping, and the spicy and balsamic notes recall the aromas perceived on the nose. The tannins are fine and well integrated into the structure, inviting to a further taste. The persistent finish leaves a savory and elegant palate.
Wine Spectator
  • ws98

This red has everything-ripe cherry, blackberry and plum fruit, leather, autumn wood, licorice and mineral flavors as well as fine structure and intensity-and all in the right proportions. Bright, balanced and long, with a chalky sensation around the gums from the well-integrated tannins. Best from 2025 through 2045. 650 cases made, 25 cases imported.

Wine Advocate
  • wa94

The Fanti 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Le Macchiarelle shows additional fruit weight and concentration. This underlines the wine's identity as a Riserva (which sees an additional year of aging before its commercial release). Along with that textural richness, blackberry and dried plum, the wine offers layers of spice, smoke and tar (and a powerful 15% alcohol). Production is limited to 6,000 bottles.

February 17, 2022
  • v93

A smoky mix of black currants, plums and ashen stone is lifted by mentholated herbs and pine shavings as the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Le Macchiarelle unfolds in the glass. This is rich and fleshy in feel, with velvety textures carrying dense waves of ripe red and black fruits that give way to mocha and tobacco. For all of its sheer volume and weight, balance is expertly maintained within and throughout the finale, where fine tannins penetrate deeply, contrasted by lasting notes of plum, baker's chocolate and dark inner florals. My tastes tend to veer toward the Brunellos and not the Riserva at this address, as this is such a large-scale and powerful wine. That said, it is very well constructed and balanced for extended cellaring.

November 2021