Wine Enthusiast 92 points - Here’s an oak-driven Brunello that needs time to evolve-give it five years or more. Glimmers of bright fruit emerge despite the presence of toasted almond, cedar wood and vanilla extract. The wine is concentrated with soft tannins and a lovely rich feel in the mouth.
Wine Spectator 90 points - An elegant red, with a supple texture matched to cherry, strawberry and leather notes. Stays focused and firm through the mineral finish. Drink now through 2021. 2,700 cases made.
(Oct 15 2012)
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino shows lovely richness and depth in its sweet red cherries, licorice, new leather, spices and tobacco. Here, too, the oak comes across as dominant given the wine’s medium-bodied structure. The 2007 is nevertheless an appealing wine, but it is best enjoyed over the near and mid-term. A soft, caressing finish rounds things out nicely. The 2007 spent 36 months in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. (Apr 2012)