Brunello di Montalcino, La Colombina
- 100% Sangiovese from estate-owned vineyards in Castelnuovo dell’Abate
- Aged for 30-40 months in a mix of large botti and barrique
- Aged additional eight months in bottle
- About 1200 cases are made each year
Brunello di Montalcino
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Press & Reviews
Earthy truffles and porcini mushrooms on the nose here. Dried herbs and leather, too. It’s full-bodied with delicious dried cherries, blackberries and mushrooms. Wonderful depth, framed by sleek, fine tannins. A little tight now. Give it a little more time. Drink from 2023.
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.