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Argiano Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017

96 Points Gardini - 94 Points -  James Suckling  - "Very attractive floral and fresh aromas to the plums and cherries, following through to the palate. Flavourful and gorgeous, yet lively and focused.". Among the many fine offerings is the Argiano Brunello. It's received outstanding critical acclaim. The palate shows great density of flavours of cherry, plum, floral, earth, liquorice, spice, tobacco, vanilla, coffee bean and a touch of mint. You also get the acidity and the tannic structure of an age-worthy Sangiovese ". The Argiano 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is a wine of considerable bandwidth - Robert Parker


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Vintage

2017

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Closure

Cork

Alcohol

14%

Feature

90+points

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Vintage

2017

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Closure

Cork

Alcohol

14%

Feature

90+points

About the Producer

Argiano’s history dates back to 1580, when the Pecci family of Siena began the construction of a magnificent villa, complete with vast cellars. In 1967, Argiano, which is the south west quarter of the Brunello appellation, was one of the founder members of the Consorzio di Brunello. In 1992 Contessa Noemi Marone Cinzano bought the estate, and engaged the world-famous Giacomo Tachis (the creator of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Solaia) as consultant oenologist.  

Over the course of the centuries the Estate passed through various noble families until it came under the inspired leadership of Lady Ersilia Caetani Lovatelli, who was able to promote the products of Argiano in major cultural gatherings at the time. It’s well-know what the great poet Carducci declaimed in his verse: “I cleanse myself of this bitterness with the wine of Argiano, which is extremely good…”

Argiano won the gold medal at the Brussels Food Fair in 1932 for fine dessert and table wines, and in 1935 it featured in the Trade Exhibition of typical Italian wines. In 1967 Argiano made history with the Brunello of Montalcino, playing a key role as a founding organization in the birth of the Consortium. In 1992 the Estate passed from the Caetani Lovatelli to the Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano, who introduced significant innovations to the management of the wine-making industry and revived the name of Argiano. Along with the countess came Giacomo Tachis, the world famous oenologist; a unique partnership which will bring to the creation of Solengo, the great Supertuscan of Montalcino.

Wine Press

JAMES SUCKLING – 94 POINTS
"Very attractive floral and fresh aromas to the plums and cherries, following through to the palate. Flavorful and gorgeous, yet lively and focused. Lovely 2017. Drink now or hold."

GARDINI – 96 POINTS
"South-West of the Montalcino hill, a great classic of finesse and elegance. Marasca cherry on the nose, then officinal notes of laurel, with a crisp finish, on the notes of orange peel. The mouthfeel is dense and thick, the tannins savoury-salty, with a fruity-officinal return."

ROBERT PARKER WINE ADVOCATE | MONICA LARNER – 93
"The Argiano 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is a wine of considerable bandwidth with lots of dark fruit, rich plum and spice. It carries medium fruit weight and concentration that proves more than enough to surround and soften the spicy oak notes and toast that also play an important role in this hot-vintage Brunello. The results are plump and slightly round, but you also get the acidity and the tannic structure of an age-worthy Sangiovese. Organically farmed fruit is selected from across the best parcels of the estate, and some of the vines are up to 55 years old. Production is 130,000 bottles, and I would recommend setting this bottle aside for near- to medium-term drinking. Drink date 2023 – 2038. "

VINOUS | ERIC GUIDO – 92 POINTS
"The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is incredibly exotic in both spice and floral tones, and an intense wave of cherry and raspberry preserves mixes with hints of tangerine and cocoa that pull you close. This is so deep and freshly yet energetic in feel, boasting a core of bright acidity that enlivens the experience and motivates the tart wild berries, zesty citrus and inner rose tones. Light tannins linger, yet the 2017 remains juicy and fun, delivering gobs of immediate pleasure through lasting notes of red currant, licorice and clove. Sadly, there will be no Vigna del Suolo from 2017, as all that juice was added to bolster the Brunello. Even so, production was down 35%."

Taste

Plum fruit with dried herbs, chocolate, leather, cloves, and nutmeg. Wonderfully integrated tannins and acidity give this wine real finesse and balance.

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