Canalicchio di Sopra 2016 Brunello di Montalcino - In Bond Per Case of 6x75cl

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We have been following Canalicchio di Sopra for a number of years, and we are delighted with the 2016. Not as opulent as the 2015, this year the wine is classically structured with beautiful tannin structure and acidity. The aromatics are all there but need some coaxing to reveal complex minerality, black fruits, forest scents and wood smoke. Always one of Montalcino's most elegant wines and the 2016 is no exception. Drink from 2023 onwards, but be prepared for longer.

Available for delivery from end of March 2021.
This wine is offered in bond with duty & VAT payable on arrival, or we can store in our Private Reserves Account under bond at EHD Bond in Salisbury on your behalf.

The Vintage

2016 Brunello di Montalcino

2016 Brunello di Montalcino

Last year, we wrote that it remained to be seen if 2016 turned out a better vintage than its predecessor. Well, now we have made all our tastings it is still quite difficult to separate this pair in terms of quality, they are both 5 star vintages in our opinion, but these two are remarkably different in style. The 2015s are marked by their richness and density, with the 2016s being quite the reverse. The latter's wines are cooler and fresher and are more reticent in their aromatics, but the components are all there: fantastic acidity and tannins, with most of the wines having longer cellar potential. The vintage has been greatly hyped, and we are pleased with all our selections. Having tasted from close to 30 producers, we have kept our choices this year to a tight bunch of our perennial favourites, plus a few more which also excited us this year. This is a year to go long on: if you are fan of Brunello this is really not a year to miss.

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