WE 94 JS 93 WS 91 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - The aromas feature beautiful tones of black mineral, licorice, peppercorn and ripe fruit. This is a dark, brooding Brunello with an elegant, dry nose and layers of opulence that build momentum. Overall, it’s round, rich and well structured. Drink after 2018. Cellar Selection!
According to James Suckling - Interesting aromas of graphite, dark fruits and sage follow through to full body with fine tannins and a fruity finish. Reserved and refined. Better in 2014.
According to Wine Spectator - This is concentrated and powerful, sporting cherry, plum and woodsy aromas and flavors. Still monolithic, with dense tannins, yet the lingering finish reveals a balance and harmony in the end. Best from 2015 through 2035.
According to Antonio Galloni - The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva flows with black cherries, tobacco, leather, licorice and tar. This is an especially powerful, brooding Brunello with massive tannin and a chunky, four-square personality. Big, mouth -coating tannins reappear on the finish. Vitanza gave the 2006 Riserva 36 months in French oak casks. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.14.5% ABV. Rated 90+