Canalicchio di Sopra 2016 Brunello di Montalcino
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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.
"Lustrous mid ruby. Closed, with minerally hints. Fantastic focus, concentration and balance and totally poised. Very pure, with long tannins. Enormous concentration yet not heavy. Very young but already irresistible" Walter Speller, Jancisrobinson.com, 18 Pts
"The Canalicchio di Sopra 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows balance and symmetry with that difficult twofold delivery of power and elegance. This terrific new release shows dark fruit and tart cherry, but then unwinds slowly to reveal light spice, toasted nut, blue flower and crushed limestone. The wine affords a genuine sense of place with roots in the northern half of the appellation where the light is whiter and the nights are cooler. That brilliant luminosity appears in the pure quality of fruit and the sharp focus of the mouthfeel, driven by balanced tannins and acidity. The sensation it gives is compact and long, without too much extra volume or padding. This wine is like a contoured, chiseled and carefully polished marble statue that you would see in a Renaissance church." Monica Larner, RobertParker.com, 95 Pts