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Brunello di Montalcino, Castello Romitorio 2016

RegionItaly
SubregionBrunello di Montalcino
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2016Brunello di Montalcino, Castello RomitorioBT170500.00
375.00
1295 ML20441.66666666666795.0095.00Brunello, Romitorio0.75
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Tasting Notes

The Castello Romitorio 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a classic expression of the vintage, showing lots of ripe fruit, crushed mineral, herbal nuances and varietal-driven purity. This wine nails that sweet spot between elegance and power that is not easily achieved. It offers an expanded array of Sangiovese flavors with wild cherry, forest floor, crushed clove and medicinal herb, but it also shows plump density and a velvety texture. Filippo Chia and his team have created a sold wine for medium or long-term drinking. Production is exactly 58,874 bottles. 2024-2043

95
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, November 2020

Dark, brooding and geared for the cellar, the 2016 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino takes its time opening up in the glass, yet patience is rewarded, as a mix of blackberry and cherry further blossoms, adding crushed stone minerality with hints of sage, lavender and violets. It’s silky and textural upon entry, yet it firms up quickly through a mix of vibrant acids and saturating fine tannin. However, there’s plenty of density to its primary fruits, feeling almost weighty in this youthful state yet perfectly balanced all the same. Savory herbs and spice linger along with tart red berries on the long, structured and dramatic finish. The 2016 is full of potential yet needs time in the cellar to show its best. 2024-2036

95
Eric Guido, vinous.com, November 2020
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