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La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino 2016
SKU: 23194

La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino 2016

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750ml
$74.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand La Fortuna
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Ruby red tending to light burgundy red. The bouquet reminds of intense graphite, rust, morello cherry dipped in chocolate, mint, dry hay, violet in the nose. Taste satisfies the olfactory pleasure lavishing sensations of black truffle, violet, liquorice and plum. Wine with a rich alcoholic content and as much freshness with wide tannin, initially velvety and then ending a bit dry, as fully characterised by the vine. The wine dithers between alcohol and freshness but at the end freshness prevails. Medium-bodied, with a long aromatic persistence. Liquorice and fresh plum aftertaste.
Wine Enthusiast
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Underbrush, red-skinned-berry and tobacco aromas emerge from the glass. The juicy palate offers raspberry jam, orange zest and cinnamon alongside firm tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2022-2030.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2016 Brunello has aromatics of fresh leather, dried cherry, and anise. The palate is ripe with candied cherry lozenge, tomato leaf, and dusty earth, with angular and drying tannin and tangy acidity. Enjoy 2022-2030.

March 4, 2021
Vinous
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The 2016 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino shows dusty bright cherries in a cloud of confectioners' spice and crushed stone with hints of mint and sage. It's silky in texture, balancing ripe red berries and saline-minerals with vibrant acids, maintaining a juicy freshness in spite of the grippy tannins which slowly settle in. Purple inner florals and notes of licorice linger throughout the long and structured finish, with just a hint of heat poking through. This will provide a good amount of pleasure over the short term, but it may fall out of balance with extended cellaring.

Eric Guido, November 2020