Robert Parker 91
Le Ragnaie always makes elegant and graceful wines, as is demonstrated by the delightful 2013 Brunello di Montalcino. The delivery of fruit is immediate and fresh, but the wine shows volume and staying power with a firm grip on the palate. Sour cherry, cassis, grilled herb and cola conspire to create aromatic intensity. In the mouth the wine is tight, streamlined and delicately nuanced.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
Bright red. Perfumed, precise aromas of raspberry, strawberry, espresso, minerals and violet. Penetrating, linear and youthfully juicy and fresh, featuring raspberry and bitter cherry fruit flavors given clarity by firm but harmonious acidity and a pronounced mineral component that is very Le Ragnaie-like. This very floral, pristine Brunello has an almost Pinot Noir-like primary quality and superb inner-mouth tension. The finish is extremely bright, long and clean.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2033