Antinori Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne 2011
|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne is a ripe and fruit-forward expression of Sangiovese from a warm vintage. The bouquet is very opulent and generous as a result with bold cherry, strawberry, candied raspberry and red currant. There is a little less complexity in this vintage, as Sangiovese is sensitive to summer heat. This Brunello shows a soft and smooth quality of tannins with medium persistence. I feel that Pian delle Vigne doesn't give the best of itself in this vintage.
Wine SpectatorPlum, leather and earth aromas and flavors mark this dense, muscular red. The assertive tannins will require a little time, which the fruit suggests is approaching soon. Best from 2018 through 2025. 9,160 cases made.