Brunello 2017 – A to L

Castelnuovo dell'Abate

The first half of Walter's tasting notes, more than 170 of them in all, on a vintage that belies its reputation. Above: Castelnuovo dell'Abate in the south of the zone, pictured by Walter in January. See also his overview in Brunello 2017 – a hot vintage that tastes cool and Brunello 2017 – M to Z.

Tasting notes on 86 Brunello 2017s are followed by those on a handful of late releases from earlier vintages and Biondi-Santi's 2018 Rosso di Montalcino, released at the same time as their 2016 Brunello. The wines are listed alphabetically by producer (sur)name but...