Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016 | 750 ml.

Item #: 97217

Store Location: RR3A | 6

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese

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  • Table Wine
  • Red
  • Sangiovese
  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • 2016
  • 750 ml.
  • 14.5%
  • 8052190050558
  • RR3A | Bin#: 6
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Critical Acclaim

WE96 Wine Enthusiast 4/1/2022

"Full-bodied and savory, this offers aromas of new leather, camphor, mature dark-skinned fruit and cedar. The firmly structured palate delivers dried Marasca cherry, blood orange, mocha and licorice framed in tightly wound, close-grained tannins. Drink 2028–2036." (96 pts.)

SP96 Wine Spectator Web only – 2022

"A beefy, muscular style, this red features black cherry, blackberry and plum fruit shaded by earth, iron and spice flavors. Reveals a tangy edge, partly from the bracing acidity, with wild herb and savory notes on the lingering finish. Best from 2026 through 2045. 271 cases made, 50 cases imported." (96 pts.)

RP98 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 17th Feb 2022

"Here’s a wine I am very excited to taste, given the phenomenal performance of this vintage in the annata version released last year. The Gianni Brunelli Le Chiuse di Sotto 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva reproduces that same brilliant intensity and deep inner brightness, only this Riserva has seen one more year of aging, and it shows more spice and thicker textural heft as a result. This wine is penetrating and layered with a harmonious playlist of red and purple fruits, spice, tar, cola, licorice and grilled herb. The tannins are more austere in the case of this 2,993-bottle release, and you’d do well to age it longer before popping the cork. I love the spontaneous radiance and energy captured by this estate, especially in 2016." (98 pts.)

VN97+ Vinous Dec 2021

"The deep, sensual 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva wafts up with spice-dusted cherries, sweet herbs and hints of flowery undergrowth. It fills the senses with rich yet tart black raspberries and exotic spice, along with a hint of citrus that sends sparks across the palate, creating a pliant yet nicely chiseled effect. The 2016 tapers off like a black hole of structure, turning quite savory but with a coating of fine tannin that seems to devour the coating of primary fruits beneath it. Masses of tobacco and brown spice linger. The sheer density, amazing minerality and balanced acidity make the 2016 Riserva an extremely exciting wine." (97+ pts.)

JS96 Thursday, November 4, 2021

"Cherries and dried flowers on the nose with some sandalwood. Some chocolate, too. It’s full-bodied, yet tight and compact, with firm and fine tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Racy and savory. Really delicious already, but will repay patience for three or four years." (96 pts.)


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.

Wines of Italy are complex and flavorful, much like the culture that is their source and the cuisine that is their match.

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More Information
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameGianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Product Location - Location-AppellationBrunello di Montalcino
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume14.5%
Wine/Spirit BrandGianni Brunelli
Bottles per Case12
Bin Location6
Can it Be ShippedYes
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Primary GrapeSangiovese
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
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