The 2013 Val di Suga Brunello is particularly exceptional– a result of near perfect growing conditions that allowed for a beautiful garnet colored wine with richness and complexity. Bursts of flavor reveal dark cherry, orange and violet notes with a savory vanilla tobacco and cinnamon finish.
93 Pts, James Suckling
Cedar, red licorice, tar, Christmas pudding, orange peel and dried plums. Full body, chewy tannins, driven acidity and a medium-long finish.
92 Pts, Vinous
Good medium red-ruby. Musky aromas of ripe red cherry, spicy dark plum, tobacco, cedar and menthol. Then lively and perfumed but tight on the palate, showing lovely energy and focus to the flavors of cherry, spices and cedar. Finishes long, clean and youthfully imploded, with a firm tannic spine and enough fruit to stand the test of time. Lovely classic Brunello.
92 Pts, Wine Spectator
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.
Grab a few bottles– one or two to enjoy now and one or two to lay down and check back on in 5-10 years time.