Brunello di Montalcino

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2019 Brunello di Montalcino

Classic, Powerful and Elegant

The current releases from Montalcino display all the hallmarks of another classic vintage for the rich and vibrant 2019 Brunellos. No doubt this is the finest vintage since 2016, producing many world-class reds with structure, finesse and value. Don’t miss out on the latest offerings.

After tasting a couple of dozen side by side, it was hard to pick any faults. It’s a homogenous, easygoing vintage. The growers compare 2019 with the greats of 2010, 2015, and 2016. They have the sheer power, ripe tannins, and structure of the 2010s. However, there is an elegant balance between the tannins, lush dark fruits, and fresh acidity, even among some stronger full-bodied reds. They display precise transparent expressions of their terroirs that remind us of 2016. These aromatically intense, crunchy reds, are sumptuous now but will evolve nicely over the next 15 years.

The winter of of 2019 was moderately wet with some cold temperatures until May, delaying the onset of flowering and the vegetation cycle. Water reserves in the soils helped nourish the vines throughout the warm dry summer. Temperatures did spike at 35° Celsius (95° Fahrenheit) but, as in 2016, they were moderated by cool night diurnal temperatures, some 15-20 degrees less. These conditions extended the growing season, ensuring an even ripeness, and acid retention with fewer pests and diseases affecting the bunches. Good conditions prevailed with the occasional shower right up to the 22nd of September, when harvesting began in the south and from the 26th in the north of the region. 

At least something amazing has been borne out of the last pandemic. Growers had more time to obsess over the vines and perfect their winemaking techniques. Bravo to those who stayed focussed and made the most of their opportunities. Some Magnum cases are available on request.

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94+ VM
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£285.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£361.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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4
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93 VM
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£249.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£318.02(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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6
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90/100 VM
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£235.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£301.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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2
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91/100 VM
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£300.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£379.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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4
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£420.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£523.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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4
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95/100 VM
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£485.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£601.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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5
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£300.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£379.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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10
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£255.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£325.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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£198.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£256.82(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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10
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£220.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£283.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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10
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£475.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£589.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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5
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-
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£180.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£235.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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4
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£600.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£739.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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5
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92 VM
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£300.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£379.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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10
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£365.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£457.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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10
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£240.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£307.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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10
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95 RP
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£170.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£223.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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1
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95 RP
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£95.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£120.41(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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4
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97 RP
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£540.00(Ex. UK Duty & VAT)£667.22(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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3