Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - The Grape Tray
Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2016
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Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2016

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750ml
$46.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Col d'Orcia
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Winery Notes:

Color:  Ruby red with violet hues.           

Bouquet:  Complex and elegant. With red fruity notes like cherry and sour cherry and spicy aromas.  

Taste:  Balanced and structured with pleasantly ripe tannins. The finish is long, fruity and lasting. 

Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2016 Col d'Orcia Brunello offers notes of pine resin, black cherry, and dried strawberry aromatics. The palate is concentrated and compact, with dried tomato leaf bitterness and tobacco. The structure is not shy, with a rich core of fruit, bold tannin upfront and just as much acidity to match. This is a bold wine for the 2016 vintage, packed with sun-kissed warmth. It commands time in the cellar, so drinking is recommended over 2026-2041.

March 4, 2021
Vinous
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Dusty earth gives way to dried roses, incense, hints of cedar, sage, currants and black cherries in a display that makes the 2016 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino a very special experience. It's nuanced and perfumed from start to finish, boasting silky textures contrasted by tart berries and minerals, but with sweet tannins that frame the expression perfectly. Its inner sweetness is balanced by bright acids, creating an almost-juicy sensation, right up until the moment you realize that your palate is aching with youthful tension. There's so much going on and much more to come, making me wonder what the Poggio al Vento might offer in the 2016 vintage. For now, that doesn't even matter, because the 2016 Col d'Orcia impresses on nearly every level.

Eric Guido, November 2020
Wine Spectator
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This combines the best characteristics of Sangiovese, with cherry and strawberry fruit, earth, leather and iron notes and balsamic elements of wild thyme, rosemary and Mediterranean scrub. Shows a bit of heat on the finish, yet remains fresh and long. Best from 2023 through 2042. 16,600 cases made, 3,000 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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Underbrush, wild-berry, pipe-tobacco and violet aromas lead the nose. On the full-bodied palate, taut tannins support black cherry, licorice and ground clove. Drink 2024-2031.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2021
Wine Advocate
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The Col d'Orcia 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a widely available wine with an ample production of 240,000 bottles. It is also a landmark wine in Montalcino, although it tends to be very vintage-sensitive, with some releases showing much better than others. In the case of the twofold 2015 and 2016 powerhouse vintages, I like both wines about the same. This cooler vintage shows dark fruit and spice, while there's an extra layer of leather or cigar ash at the back. This wine is made with organic fruit. It displays a mid-weight mouthfeel with tight tannins and lively acidity, the kind that will cut through your favorite steak dinner.

Monica Larner, November 30, 2020