96 Points - Wine Advocate
91 Points - Vinous Media
Crafted from 100% Sangiovese grown on a mix soil type of rocky gravel topsoils over a base of Galestro (limestone shale), Albarese (marl limestone, high levels of calcium carbonate) and sand, Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino is aged for a minimum of four years in Slovenian oak tonneaux offering enticing aromas of blue flower, red and black berries, balsam herb and cola, accompanied by mineral impressions and light toasted notes. The well rounded full-bodied palate is complex and balanced with supple tannins and moderate acidity, offering notes of spice, berry and fig. Hints of crushed flowers and mint lingers through the long finish.
"Cerbaiona's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the protagonists of the vintage. There is no denying the sheer beauty and focus of this wine. It makes a fabulous first impact with super sharp tones of wild berry, cola, balsam herb, flint and crushed oyster shell. Those drying mineral notes leave a lasting impression. In the mouth, this wine is super elegant, tight and delicately nuanced. Unfortunately, I have not had the best track record with aged Brunello from Cerbaiona (ten years or more) personally, but I am hopeful that a wine of this caliber and depth will restore my faith. No matter what the aging trajectory ultimately demonstrates, this wine certainly does taste fantastic at this young stage." - Wine Advocate
"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a surprisingly delicate wine by Cerbaiona standards. Lifted and aromatically expressive, the 2011 will drink well early. Crushed flowers, sweet red berries, cherry and mint are some of the signatures. The 2011 offers lovely freshness for the year, but less depth and quite a bit less of the visceral thrill of the best years." - Vinous Media
Product of Italy
Alcohol by Volume: 14%