Brunello 2016 Riservas and more

Lionel Cousin and Ornella Tondini

Walter's final contribution about the latest releases of Brunello di Montalcino, the 2016 Riservas and late-release Riservas from earlier vintages. See also Brunello 2017 – a hot vintage that tastes cool and tasting notes in Brunello 2017 A–L and Brunello 2017 M–Z. Lionel Cousin and Ornella Tondini pictured above.

Back in March 2021 when reviewing the 2016 Brunellos I wrote that it is an outstanding vintage but only in parts. While the best wines were truly in a league of their own, quite a few are only average and characterised by a lot of concentration and an excess of...