JS 94 WE 92 WA 90 Pts - According to James Suckling - "A wine with lots of plum and orange-peel character. It's rich and exotic. Full body with gorgeous fruit and a long, long finish. So much gong on here. I love to drink it already."
Wine Enthusiast - "This structured wine opens with aromas of black fruit, underbrush, mint and spice with an earthy touch of saddle leather. The juicy palate delivers a core of black cherry accented with notes of thyme, sage, espresso and mocha supported by a tannic backbone. It’s well balanced, with enough freshness to ensure it will develop complexity over the next few years."
Wine Advocate - "The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne presents a plump, fruit-forward style with bold cherry notes that are laced with balsam herb, licorice, sweet almond, dried ginger and tobacco leaf. The wine’s acidity appears on the palate but the overall ripeness of the fruit suggests this will be an early-maturing wine. Drink: 2015-2021."
Wine Spectator - "Rich, with ripe, slightly jammy cherry fruit, backed by moderate acidity and dense tannins. Lacks the freshness of some '09s, but stays bright and focused on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2027."
Antonio Galloni - "Juicy, radiant and expressive, the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne wraps around the palate with expressive dark fruit. Sweet tobacco, licorice, menthol, underbrush and savory herbs all add veins of underlying complexity and nuance. The style is typical Pian delle Vigne. In other words, this is a Brunello built on fruit and texture above all else." 14% ABV.