In his article in Vinous
2016 Brunello di Montalcino: Radiance Personified
Eric Guido poses a number of questions, then answers them himself...
Is There Really Any Such Thing as a Perfect Vintage? Yes, it is 2016.
Do the 2016s live up to our expectations? Oh, yes; they certainly do.
And, after 2010, we were wondering when Montalcino would have their next great year? It is here; 2016.
In describing the wines from the 2016 vintage Eric Guido writes
" they are like a well-muscled black stallion in its prime. They are dark yet radiant, expressive, nearly explosive at times, yet pure, poised and structured. These are wines that capture your imagination; and no matter how youthfully tense they are today, you simply can’t help but revisit a glass over and over again; because in many cases, the aromatics alone are intoxicating. I frankly cannot remember the last time I tasted young wines from Montalcino that possessed such symmetry from start to finish.
And no Tuscan offer would be complete without a little hype from 'JS' "Brunello's greatest vintages ever: 2016 and 2015" - James Suckling
Today we are offering six excellent examples that hit a sweet-spot for value. You simply cannot find a better food wine than a good Brunello. Every cellar should be stuffed full of them.