2016 Pian dell’Orino Brunello di Montalcino Bassolino di Sopra Magnum

2016 Pian dell’Orino Brunello di Montalcino Bassolino di Sopra Magnum

$579.00

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Produced in just 3 or 4 vintages over the past decade, this is their smallest production wine from a single vineyard tenderloin portion of the Bassolino vineyard. I can only imagine the meals to be shared around a magnum of this some years down the road……In spite of the crazy small quantities on offer, I will do my best…..

“The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Bassolino di Sopra is hauntingly dark, complex and powerful in the glass. Coaxing reveals a blend of incense and curries, then cinnamon and clove and, finally, dried strawberries and mint. This casts a dense textural wave of red and black fruits across the palate, laced with blood orange and sweet spice nuances; a brilliant acidity also lifts it. It’s only through the finish that the 2016 reveals its firm tannic core while vibrating with residual tension and finishing with a lingering salted licorice note. The Bassolino di Sopra is holding its power in reserve, and it comes across as deceptively delicate at this moment. That said, this is a masterpiece in the making. Only 1,080 bottles and 600 Magnums were produced.” 99 Eric Guido of Vinous