Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino 2011 - 750ml

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A few swirls of the glass release delicate, enticing aromas of red berry, rose, iris, tobacco, new leather and star anise on this elegant, almost ethereal wine. The restrained palate sneaks up you, offering tart cherry, crushed strawberry, white pepper and a note of black tea alongside a backbone of firm, refined tannins. Still primary and tight, it needs a few more years to fully open up and develop. Drink 2020–2031. KERIN O’KEEFE

93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Jacopo Biondi Santi was already making wine at Il Greppo when the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Annata was produced. His father, Franco Biondi Santi, would pass away in 2013 at the age of 91. The winemaking approach is unchanged despite the father to son transition. This wine shows extra richness and texture with focused fruit aromas that are graceful but also powerful. There are hints of ripe fruit with dried cherry and prune buried deep within the bouquet. In the mouth, this Brunello shows good structure and acidity with a slightly denser feel compared to past vintages. -  Monica Larner

 

Winemaker Notes

A warm and embracing vintage, the bouquet of Brunello 2011 is an enchanting rendezvous of generous fruity and flowery notes, including scents of black cherries, blood orange and wild flowers. The elegant, yet muscular structure is driven by an attractive, savory freshness and by silky tannins which lead towards a long-lingering , warm finish.

 

This wine was mostly produced with our proprietary clone of Sangiovese Grosso called BBS 11, which was identified and selected by Biondi-Santi at Tenuta Greppo. For this Brunello, we used grapes from vineyards which were between 10 and 25 years of age.