I Veroni Quona Chianti Rufina Riserva 2016 / 750 ml.

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WE9292 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 5/1/2019
Fragrant purple-flower, plum and baking-spice aromas lead the way. The linear palate shows finesse and energy, offering Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, tobacco and cinnamon framed in elegant fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Hold for even more complexity. Drink through 2028.
JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 7, 2019
This is placed very much in blue and dark-fruit territory, featuring an array of dark plums, mulberries and morello cherries. Full-bodied, round and juicy. With a little more freshness and verve this would score more highly. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: 100% Sangiovese

Italy | Tuscany | Chianti Rufina

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WE92 92 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (5/1/2019)

Fragrant purple-flower, plum and baking-spice aromas lead the way. The linear palate shows finesse and energy, offering Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, tobacco and cinnamon framed in elegant fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Hold for even more complexity. Drink through 2028.

JS91 91 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Thursday, November 7, 2019)

This is placed very much in blue and dark-fruit territory, featuring an array of dark plums, mulberries and morello cherries. Full-bodied, round and juicy. With a little more freshness and verve this would score more highly. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.

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Region / Tuscany

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There are few regions as picturesque as Italy's Tuscany. And there are few regions that produce finer wines, either. Tuscany is home to legendary wine regions Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti, among others, where the red wine grape Sangiovese is king. It's also home to "Super Tuscans," a category of Tuscan wines that don't officially fall within the Italian wine classification system.

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Italy is famous for its powerful, sleek, and elegant reds wines from ancient growing areas with legendary names such as Chianti, Barolo, Barbaresco, Montepulciano. Italian white wines are also gaining popularity: Orvieto, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon are excellent examples of Italian white wines.

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SKU 61468
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name I Veroni Quona Chianti Rufina Riserva
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Product Location - Location-Appellation Chianti Rufina
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 15%
Wine/Spirit Brand I Veroni
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2016
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Spec. Designation Organic
Organic Description Made with organic grapes
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 100% Sangiovese
Primary Grape Sangiovese
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
RP9999 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st May 2023
Wow, here is a vintage I’ve been anxiously waiting to try. The 2016 growing season was one of the best in recent memory in Montalcino, and if we look back in time, this vintage marks the year Biondi-Santi was sold to a French group. The prestigious 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva proves a mighty collector’s bottle that will undoubtedly gain in complexity and depth with careful bottle age. The wine offers wild nuances of forest berry and tart cherry, and there are herbal side notes as well as floral tones of dried violet and lilac. The tannins are soft, powdery and feel like they melt away on the palate. (Monica Larner)
JS9898 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, December 1, 2022
Aromas of strawberries, flowers, fresh mushroom, forest flower, sandalwood, and hints of balsamic. Full-bodied and tight on the finish. This is a linear and fine-tannined red. Available in March 2023. Needs another five years or so to show its full potential. New classic. Better after 2026. (James Suckling)
JD9898 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 3/6/2023
The 2016 Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva is layered and unfolds in the glass with incense, baking spice, ripe red cherry, and cedar. It has more concentration and length through the mid-palate and offers an impeccable balance of structure, ripeness, and tension. It is expressive on the nose, but it is even more impactful at this stage with its intensity through the palate, with nearly electric energy of wild raspberry, rose petal, tea leaf, and orange zest. Allow for cellaring another 3–4 years. Drink 2026–2046. (Audrey Frick)
SP9797 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2022
This features a well of blackberry and black cherry flavors, along with iron, licorice and fresh herb aromas and flavors. The dense tannins are easily matched by the concentrated flavors, and this shows fine potential, despite the compact finish now. Best from 2025 through 2045. 550 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)

Italy | Tuscany | Brunello di Montalcino

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VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2020
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is dark, rich and seductive from the first tilt of the glass. Here I find a mix of black cherry and crushed plums complemented by notes of cinnamon, clove and violet florals. This is silky yet savory, with a dense core of tart blackberry neatly wrapped in a web of salty minerals and fine tannins. In spite of its structure and weight, the 2016 from La Colombina maintains freshness and energy throughout, sometimes seeming more like food than wine through a sense of umami that starts on the palate and lingers throughout the long finish.
RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Nov 2020
La Colombina’s 2016 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a dark and sultry appearance, followed by aromas of blackberry, plum and dark cherry. Those dark fruit flavors are not heavy, and instead they show the lightness and lifted aromatic intensity that comes so uniquely to the Sangiovese grape, especially in a classic vintage such as this. Spice, tar and campfire ash come up on the finish. This is a well-priced 11,000-bottle release for medium-term drinking.
SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 15, 2021
This is trim and angular, with a beam of cherry and raspberry fruit shaded by iron, sanguine and wild herb notes. The tannins are firm, while the finish echoes sweet, ripe fruit. Be patient. Best from 2024 through 2043. 240 cases made, 150 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)

Italy | Tuscany | Brunello di Montalcino

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JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Dusty notes with crushed gravel and dried tea leaves are a prelude to aromas of fresh button mushrooms and hints of fennel. Savory mushrooms and olives, followed by firm, fine-grained tannins. Structured and full-bodied. Drink after 2024.
JD9494 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 3/4/2021
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino has aromatics of menthol and medicinal herbs, brushed leather, and black cherry. The palate is dark fruited without weight, marked with dried blackberry, black tea, dried herbs, and classically balanced structure. It is sourced from three different vineyard sites of various exposition on the hill of Montalcino. This will be ready to drink a touch earlier and be great to check in on over the next 15 years. Drink 2022–2036. (Jeb Dunnuck)
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2021
Aromas of iron, blood and cherry lead off in this smooth and vibrant red, with a well of dark fruit—black cherry and blackberry—settling in on the palate. Offers a dusting of dark chocolaty tannins on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2043. 1,500 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2020
There’s something savory and slightly rustic about the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino that I find quite attractive. Baked black cherries, balsamic spice and hints of animal musk form up to create a beguiling display. The textures are silky-smooth, with cooling acids and salty minerals lifting the expression while giving way to tart red fruits. Tannins mount, slowly drying out the senses yet there’s still plenty of pleasure to be found here today, as the 2016 comes across as both youthfully structured but also spicy and fresh. This is a blend of Val di Suga’s vineyards throughout Montalcino, refined all in large Slavonian oak.

Italy | Tuscany | Brunello di Montalcino

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JS9797 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, April 22, 2021
Such wonderful opulence and beauty. The nose shows dried flowers and minerals with blackberries and black cherries. Purity is the word. Full-bodied with incredible depth and structure and polished, silky tannins that envelop your palate. The length is really impressive. Try after 2025.
JD9696 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 3/4/2021
The 2016 Vecchie Vigne Brunello is introspective and complex on the nose, with tobacco, baked earth, dried black plum, cedar, and lavender. The palate is concentrated and brooding, with cola, balsamic black fruit, and tea leaf, and the wine is full-bodied, with chiseled structure, powerful tannin, and balanced acidity. Spending two years in French oak of 225 liters, the oak influence is present but has finesse and is well-integrated for the style. This wine warrants time in the cellar and will be fantastic drinking for those who gravitate to a more polished, modern style. 2025–2040. (Jeb Dunnuck)
VN9595 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2020
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne from Siro Pacenti is dark and youthfully folded in upon itself. This pulls you closer to the glass, as it slowly reveals a nuanced display of olive-tinged blackberry and plum, with hints of mocha, balsamic spice and tanned leather. It’s deeply textural, with velvety waves of ripe black fruits laced with tactile minerals, propelled by vibrant acids which carry its medium-bodied weight with ease. Youthfully dense, poised and geared for the long term, the 2016 Vecchie Vigne will require a good amount of cellaring to show all of its charms. Hints of licorice and violet florals echo throughout the long and structured finale.
WE9595 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 5/1/2021
Menthol, new leather, French oak and spiced blueberry aromas come to the forefront. Full bodied and concentrated, the firmly structured palate delivers dried cherry, grilled Porcini, vanilla and licorice set against assertive, close-grained tannins before closing on a coconut note. Give it time to flesh out in the bottle. Drink 2026–2036.
SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2021
Broad and dense, this red reveals power behind the plum, cherry, earth, leather and underbrush flavors. Will need time to shed its beefy tannins, but the fruit keeps pace on the long finish. Best from 2025 through 2047. 1,800 cases made, 700 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)

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JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 4, 2021
A well-defined and typical Chianti Rufina with aromas and flavors of berries and cherries, as well as darker, savory notes of bark and dried herbs. Medium body and grainy tannins that have a dusty-oak coating that absorbs the fruit flavors nicely and gives a long, firm and a slightly bitter, licoricy finish. From organically grown grapes. Drinkable now, but will be better integrated in 2023.
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Made with organically farmed grapes—90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo and 5% Colorino—this opens with aromas of black-skinned berry, underbrush and leather. The fragrant, balanced palate offers black cherry, clove and licorice alongside firm, polished tannins. Drink 2023–2030. (Kerin O’Keefe)
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JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 4, 2021
Super sticky here, giving you all you ask for in a quality Vin Santo. Toffee, dried fruit and nutty notes on the nose. Full, viscous feel on the palate with a twist of citrus that turns to salt on the finish. Long and delicious! Nicely done. Enjoy now or hold for as long as you like.
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