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Review Le Ragnaie 2018 Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany

Le Ragnaie 2018 Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany

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Producer Notes: Light and ethereal yet structured and complex with tart red cherries, blackberries and strawberries intertwined with crushed flowers, peppery herbs and earthy mineral notes.
94 pts Jeb Dunnuck: The 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino is fragrant with incense, rose petals, red raspberry, and blood orange. Elegant, with fine tannins, it is approachable already in its youthful stage. Its refreshing acidity and wonderful dusty earth minerality make it a very pleasing wine to drinking now or over the next 10 years. Best After 2023
94 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino is delicate and fine with aromas of wild cherry, licorice, grilled herb and pressed violet. It brings on more power to the palate with medium-rich concentration, pretty freshness and silky tannins. The fine tannic management stands out here, as does its contained alcohol. In a vintage that sees very high alcohol levels across the board, Le Ragnaie should be congratulated on maintaining a more moderate 13.5% alcohol content. Winemaking sees cement and large oak casks. 
93 pts Vinous:  Savory herbs, crushed rocks, nuances of cedar and dried strawberry can all be found as the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino opens in the glass. This flows effortlessly across the palate, round and supple, guided by juicy acidity, with depths of tart wild berry fruits contrasted by a pretty inner sweetness. The 2018 is built on purity, finishing incredibly fresh and only lightly tannic, as a hint of mint-laced sour cherry slowly fades. Already showing quite well, this crowd-pleaser of a Brunello will only need a short stay in the cellar to come fully into focus. Of note, all of the fruit from Riccardo Campinoti’s Fornace vineyard, in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, was used to bolster the 2018 Brunello.
93 pts Wine Spectator:  Bright and juicy, this red features cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral flavors. This is firmly structured and crisp in texture as it plays out on the tangy finish. Just needs time to integrate.
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