2011 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino SKU #1229176


WE 94 JS 92 RP 91
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  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    Lots of depth here but no hard edges and a drink- me- now personality makes this a great go-to for current consumption. This big, chewy wine has dark fruit, earth, spice, herb, mineral and more in a rich but well balanced package. Drink tonight or age up to 10 years.
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    When I arrived at Baricci during my travels this past Spring, I put the notebook aside. This estate is known for their consistency and excellence and the wines did not disappoint. I was especially taken with this outstanding Brunello. Although faced with the challenge of a short yet unexpected heat wave in mid-August, Baricci managed to produce an impressive 2011. It's brimming with spiced cherry and berry fruit with earthy nuances and solid acidity to boot. There's plenty of stuffing and though it may live in the shadow of the 2010 vintage, it drinks beautifully now and won't require extended cellaring like the aforementioned. Don't miss out on this annual favorite.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    This wine is from this extraordinary portion of Montalcino's most famous single vineyard "Montosoli" and is full of black cherry, cinnamon, anise, cardamom and leather. It's spicy, gamy and full of what I call sweet earth (that Montalcino, dusty minerality). A more rustic wine than the one above. I would give this at least three to four hours of breathing time and could possible see its tenth birthday, but only if you can keep your hands off that long.


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