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Argiano is a beautiful estate in the southern western portion of the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. The estate has a long history of excellence in the region and is reaching new heights under new ownership. The 120 ha property follows the traditional Tuscan model of mixed land use featuring vineyards, olive groves and woodlands. A majestic Renaissance villa is also housed on the property making this one of the loveliest visits in the region. Argiano produces brilliant examples of Brunello and...
This whispering Brunello is an elegant vintage with a gentle and feminine profile due to the fresh and rainy weather during the vintage. The aging potential slightly lower than a warmer vintage, but this is exchanged for finesse and earlier drinkability.
- 92 Points -
Love the aromas of flowers and strawberries with cherries that follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a juicy finish. A nice combination of savory character and fresh acidity.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
Notably wood-inflected, but of high quality and cleverly worked in to bring a toasty element and hide the inherent green of the vintage. Smells more like Bordeaux, and the palate is likewise structured like young cabernet, but I like the juiciness and succulence, the well-manage tannins, grippy but not excessively so, and the overall length and umami character. Solid.See detailed press review
- 91 Points -
Argiano's 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is visibly thinner and leaner compared to any other past vintage that comes to mind. The aromas are stripped down as well, but I do think there is a good chance that they will flesh out with more time in the bottle. Brunello tends to be at its thinnest drinking point upon its initial commercial release. Another 12 months should be of considerable help and I don't reject the idea that this wine will take on more volume in as little as 6 to 12 months.See detailed press review