Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino 2013

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Red with garnet highlights. Rich, complex nose opens up immediately with dark cherry, chinotto orange and violet then with wider, more complex notes of blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, cinnamon and chocolate with a menthol finish. In the mouth, this Brunello has a classic style, elegant tannins and a long finish.

100% Sangiovese

14.06% ABV

Wine Spectator: 92
Elegant, balanced and shows a nice mix of berry fruit, with savory underbrush and mineral elements. This is firm and fresh, with a lingering aftertaste on the salty side. Not imported into the U.S. Best from 2021 through 2033.
Decanter: 90
Owned by Bertani Domains, Val di Suga has three vineyards scattered across the Montalcino zone. Grapes from all three sites go into this panoramic illustration of Brunello, which is aged in large format Slavonian oak barrels. Easy to like, it offers mint, blossom, tea leaf and tobacco aromas. It's straightforward and pleasing on the palate, the ripe red berries held together by resolved tannins before petering out on the finish.
James Suckling: 93
Cedar, red licorice, tar, Christmas pudding, orange peel and dried plums. Full body, chewy tannins, driven acidity and a medium-long finish.