Il Marroneto's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine and one that invites you to partake in a long evening of good food and even better company. This is a deeply convivial expression of Sangiovese that offers just a glimmer of much-needed informality and coziness to guarantee comfort. But make no mistake, this Brunello reminds you of its pedigree and precision as well. The bouquet opens to white cherry, fragrant rose blossom and violets. The finish is smooth and pliable, with graceful endnotes of smoke and crushed mineral. ML
Bright red. The intense note of violet on the nose is absolutely captivating and nicely lifts the aromas of sweet red cherry and aromatic oils. Then very rich, dense and juicy, conveying a seamless quality to its multilayered orchard fruit, spicy red berry and mineral flavors. The exhilarating finish echoes with lingering and repeating floral and mineral notes nicely extended by lipsmacking but harmonious acidity. Classic vintages such as the 2013 really showcase Il Marroneto’s magnificent terroir to its fullest capacity; in these vintages, talented Alessandro Mori produces sleek, refined Brunellos that are true benchmarks of Sangiovese in Montalcino. Very well done. Ian D'Agata
Seduces slowly rather than revealing everything upfront. A potpourri of dried lavender, rose and violet transpires in an unhurried, graceful manner. Sweet anise and liquorice root undertones permeate the palate. Its midweight stature is matched by poised, powdery tannins. The texture is simply glorious here - silky and elegant. Salivating acidity runs throughout. A clear demonstration of Sangiovese’s fragrant, floral aspect, Il Marroneto is even more alluring now than it was upon release. Drinking Window: 2022 - 2034
Tasted by: Michaela Morris (at Manhattan, New York, 18 Jun 2022)
Part of Decanter New York Fine Wine Encounter masterclass: Brunello di Montalcino 2013
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