Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2017 750ml - Yankee Spirits
Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2017 750ml
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Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2017

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Col d'Orcia
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Other vintages
Ruby red with violet hues. The scent releases pleasant fruity notes, black cherry and jam, followed by the classic hints of spices and vanilla. In the mouth it is a warm wine, with ripe and clear tannins. Intense and persistent leads to a long finish.
Wine Advocate
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Made with certified organic fruit, the Col d'Orcia 2017 Brunello di Montalcino definitely shows some of the heat of the vintage, and I think this impression is reinforced by the location of this property on the southern side of the appellation, where temperatures are normally a few degrees higher on average. The winemaking team at this historic estate is not deterred by hot vintages, and their winemaking protocol captures the freshness and brightness of Sangiovese nonetheless. In fact, the alcohol content here measured 14.5%, which is almost contained, compared to some other wines in this report from cooler subzones. A learned comfort with organic farming is key to this wine's detailed aromas of black cherry, crushed rose and Mediterranean herb. Production is an ambitious 180,000 bottles.

Monica Larner, February 17, 2022
Wine Spectator
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This red offers plenty of cherry, strawberry, wild thyme and sage flavors. Starts out on the elegant side, before chewy tannins kick in and show a more robust character. Balanced and long, with tobacco and earth accents on the finish. Best from 2025 through 2042. 15,000 cases made, 2,800 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, 2022
Wine Enthusiast
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Subtle aromas of underbrush, new leather, tobacco and camphor waft out of the glass. Tightly knit and full-bodied, the palate features dried cherry, star anise and ground clove framed in rather assertive, close-grained tannins. Drink 2024-2029.

Kerin O'Keefe, April 1, 2022
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The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino wafts up with a dusty display of cherry, wild berries, crushed stone and savory herbs. This is silky and elegant in feel, offering balanced acidity matched by masses of tart red and black berry fruits, along with firming tannins. It's long, rich and dark with haunting inner florals, but also a surprisingly classic structure. Despite a 30% loss of production in 2017, Col d'Orcia made a balanced and highly enjoyable Brunello.

Eric Guido, November 2021

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