WS 90 WA 90 IWC 90 JS 90 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - An aromatic red, offering cherry, floral and mushroom notes, with spice and savory licorice and tobacco flavors. On the lean, sinewy side, yet intense and persistent. Best from 2017 through 2026.
According to Wine Advocate - The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is especially evocative of the vintage with evolved notes of dried rose petal, dark cherry spice and cola. The wine is supple and large, but not exaggeratedly so. Ruby highlights emerge from a dark garnet color and earthy endnotes are followed by dried tobacco and leather. It is best suited for near-term consumption and should already come into its own within the next year or two. Drink: 2015-2020.
According to International Wine Cellar - Medium red. Fresh red fruits, licorice, violet and minerals on the enticing nose. Broad and lush in the mouth, conveying a fuller, weightier impression than recent vintages and less of the musky earthy quality I used to associate with this Brunello. Boasts very good energy and inner-mouth perfume to its red berry and licorice flavors. Finishes with big but sweet tannins and excellent length.
According to James Suckling - A leaner style of 2009 Brunello but with very pretty plum, dried-strawberry and light-caramel character. Medium body, integrated tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now.
According to Wine Enthusiast - Completely dominated by oak, it offers aromas of toasted wood, vanilla and roasted coffee bean. The palate is extremely evolved, showing dried-up fruit, espresso and vanilla alongside the warmth of alcohol and astringent wood tannins.
According to Antonio Galloni - Sweet tobacco, dried black cherries, worn-in leather menthol, licorice and smoke meld together in a soft, supple Brunello to drink over the next few years. 14.5% ABV.