Brunello 2016 – outstanding, in parts

Alessandro Mori of Il Marroneto

The first half of Walter's keenly awaited report on the latest vintage of Brunello di Montalcino. More comment (Brunello 2016 – the stars, and why), and many a tasting note, next week. The picture of Alessandro Mori is taken from Il Marroneto's website.

Immediately after the harvest the 2016 vintage in Montalcino was showered with praise and rave reviews, especially from producers themselves, who based their judgment on the first cask samples after the alcoholic fermentation. In unison they even claimed 2016 eclipsed the hallowed 2010 vintage. Similar things could be heard at the time in Barolo...