"Good full red. Lively bright ruby. subtle aromas of tarragon, mint and fresh fennel . A supple, rather delicate midweight with a pliant texture. Finishes with fine tannins and noteworthy persistence. I’d drink this attractve midweight over the next ten-twelve years.- Ian D'Agata"
"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
"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