Tasting Notes: Cherry, Earth, Leather, Oak
The 2016 vintage is a historical year for Brunello di Montalcino that nobody should miss. Among the many fine offerings is the Argiano Brunello. It's received outstanding critical acclaim and will only improve with age. Already now it seems deep and round with classic young Brunello flavors of cherry, earth, licorice spice, tobacco, vanilla, blackberry, iron and a touch of orange peel. There is a wonderful balance here as the wine is lifted by brisk acids and a mix of spice and mineral notes. The finish is long and structured. This wine will have a long life, as will many of the other top 2016 Brunellos. Decant if drinking now or cellar for a few years for an even more amazing experience.
All 50ha of Argiano's vines are farmed organically, and the company is now plastic-free.