2013: Radiant, cool climate Brunellos for the cellar

If you want to experience the energy, elegance and age-worthy structure that first drew wine lovers and collectors to Brunello di Montalcino decades ago, then 2013 is your vintage.

Olmo vineyard at Gianni Brunelli winery
© Paolo Tenti | Olmo vineyard at Gianni Brunelli winery

A classic vintage, the best 2013s boast remarkable aging potential, the likes of which I haven’t seen in years. I tasted over 181 of the just-released Brunellos, and rated 112 wines 90 points or higher, with 21 receiving 95 or more, including one perfect score of 100. The top wines are stunning, with a radiance that has been missing in many of muscular, more approachable and higher alcohol Brunellos that we’ve become accustomed to from recent vintages.

Click here to read the article and to discover my top 10 2013 Brunellos and top 5 2012 Brunello Riservas (including 3 100 points among the two vintages): https://www.winemag.com/2018/02/14/2013-brunello-vintage-wines/

Here you fin all my 272 reviews  (180 Brunello di Montalcino 2013, 88 Riserva 2012 and 4 Riserva 2011)

 

2013 Brunello di Montalcino: 30 Top-Rated Wines

 

Togerther with the 2013 Brunellos 2012 Riservas also came out, of which a good number were oustanding, particularly two of them to which I awarded a perfect 100 points score.

2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Top-Rated Wines: 10 Top-Rated Wines

Plus a fabulous 2011  Riserva:

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