Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - The Grape Tray
Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino 2016
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Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino 2016

  • we100
  • jd100
  • ws98
  • v97
  • wa97+
  • js95

750ml
$145.00

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Winemaker Notes:

Ruby red in color with light granite hues. The nose is clean, elegant, and prevalent of fruity notes such as ripe plum and wild cherry mainly; with agreeable scents of flint, balsamic notes, violet, and spices. All these fragrances make the bouquet complex and harmonic. Greatly structured, sapid and agreeably fresh. Its great acidity makes this wine very charming and elegant. The sunny vintage makes high-density tannins but never too aggressive. The result is an important and elegant wine with a long and persistent finish

Wine Enthusiast
  • we100

This gorgeous wine opens with fragrant aromas of violet, wild berry, new leather, tilled earth and spice. Showing the estate’s hallmark elegance, structure and precision, the focused, full-bodied palate delivers cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and tobacco before finishing on a note of black tea. Taut, refined tannins and bright acidity keep it vibrant and balanced. *Cellar Selection*

Kerin O'Keefe, March 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd100

The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is lifted with aromatics of soft medicinal herbs, fresh soil, cherry fruit, and dried flowers. The palate is fresh with black cherry fruit, tea leaf, orange peel, and mineral-rich, stony earth. There is well-integrated structure, with crispness, fresh acidity, and a beautifully long finish. This is one of my favorite wines of the vintage for its classic structure, high complexity, and nuanced, balanced style.

March 2021
Wine Spectator
  • ws98

Pretty strawberry, currant and cherry flavors take center stage in this taut and linear red, flanked by floral, mineral and tobacco notes, with fine balance and intensity on a slim frame. This is ample, yet the refined tannins provide structure.

Bruce Sanderson, March 2021
Vinous
  • v97

The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is an understated beauty of a wine that takes some time to come fully into focus. Patience is rewarded by a dazzling display of roses and violets, giving way to fresh-picked strawberries with a dusting of autumnal spice. This pure expression of Sangiovese fruit continues to impress with undeniable elegance, soothing and soft yet energized by brisk acids, taking on a decidedly salty note while still showing a mix of ripe berries. It’s so gentle yet full of character, tapering off to round tannins, primary fruit and inner florals. The 2016 Le Chiuse is full of potential but also deceivingly delicious today.

Eric Guido, November 2020
Wine Advocate
  • wa97+

Le Chiuse's 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a wine buzzing with energy and spirit. You sense this in the sheer crunch and snap of the primary fruit that recalls wild berry, cassis and sour cherry. Those lifted red fruit aromas are framed by light smoke, tar, potting soil, blue flower and crushed mineral or limestone. This is an extremely elegant wine that has been shaped by an epic vintage. The wine draws its fruit from an eight-hectare parcel with limestone clay. Le Chiuse's star is rapidly rising, and this new release from 2016 just thrust that shooting star into hyper speed. With 13,576 bottles made, this estate gives us one of the best buys of the vintage.

Monica Larner, November 2020
James Suckling
  • js95

Wonderful aromas of blueberries, lavender, violet and sandalwood. Full-bodied, extremely balanced and refined with beautifully polished tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Shows tension and focus. Complexity, too. Lovely length to this. Better to start drinking after 2022.

October 2019