The Consorzio di Brunello’s annual stop on the roadshow to introduce a few of the Brunello wines from the newly released vintage (in this case, the 2013 Brunello, the 2012 Riserva and many 2016 and 2015 Rosso di Montalcino).
This is not my complete list, I will be adding a few others I’ve tasted but not entered notes for yet.
FLIGHT 1 (35 NOTES)
In summary, the vintage was excellent. It was cool, even, long. 2006 comes to mind, and many of those are drinking incredibly well right now, with a handful of others still 5-6 years away from entering their preferred plateaus. 2013 is a fairly big departure from 2012 and 2011 (both quite warm, plenty of challenges). It’s not 2010, and no similarities should be drawn to it. I think 2006 is a fair/accurate comparison, and that’s saying a lot. I’m a fan, more so for the wines from my favorite producers, most of whom were not able to attend this program, but I found some new ones that are one my radar, too. I will visit the Benvenuto Brunello event (4 days) in Montalcino in just a few weeks; a very comprehensive report is in my future.