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2010 Pinino Brunello di Montalcino - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"Pinino’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino sees fruit sourced from the northern half of appellation near the Montosoli single-vineyard. The wine opens to medium consistency and pretty ruby color with dark garnet hues. It takes a few minutes to start its engines, but once it does it operates with a slow, steady pace that promises longevity over immediacy. This cellar-worthy Brunello should continue its evolution over the next ten years. The tannins are tight, but they already deliver attractive silkness on the long finish. This promises to be a very enjoyable wine after 2017. - Monica Larner"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #217, February 2015), 93 pts

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2012 Pinino Brunello di Montalcino - 89 PTS - WA

wa89"The Pinino 2012 Brunello di Montalcino shows savory characteristics of dark smoke and dried fruit that are uniquely reflective of the vintage. The wine reveals brooding aromas of cherry confit, blackberry preserves and dried fig. Yet, those dark fruity tones are set against thicker layers of spice, tobacco and leather that give the wine a better sense of unity and balance. In other words, this is a big and bold Brunello from all points of view. The results are contemporary, broad and generous on the nose. The mouthfeel is much thinner and short by comparison. - Monica Larner"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #229, February 2017), 89 pts

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2013 Pinino Brunello di Montalcino - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Bright red. Perfumed red berry, strawberry, violet and cinnamon on the enticing nose. Enters juicy and perfumed, then tight and increasingly austere as the high acidity and noteworthy tannic bite keep the fresh red fruit flavors under wraps. Finishes long and clean. This will undoubtedly improve with a little bottle age and will show best with food. It’s a lovely, perfumed Brunello, but I would have liked a touch more ripe fruit; still, this steely wine is very much in the style of the year. - Ian D'Agata"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (April 2018), 91 pts

2016 Pinino Brunello di Montalcino - 94 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Complex aromas of sweet berry, bark, cedar and dried flowers follow through to a full body with firm, silky tannins that are polished and very, very pretty. Tight and closed at the finish. Reserved and structured. Needs four or five years to open. Try after 2024."

- James Suckling (December 2020), 94 pts