Brunello 2017 – a hot vintage that tastes cool

Laura Gray of Il Palazzone

Keep the top wines and enjoy the surprising others soonish, says Walter. See his extremely comprehensive tasting notes in Brunello 2017 – A to L and Brunello 2017 – M to Z. His detailed assessment of the 2016 Riservas to follow.

'If we are talking economics, it simply is not an option to declassify Brunello to Rosso di Montalcino', Lorella Carresi, PR and communications manager at giant Banfi told me last month during my week-long stay in Montalcino to taste the just-released 2017 vintage. Due to its extraordinarily long ageing requirement of five years for the 'normal' and an...