94 Wine Spectator Insider for Brunello Prime Donne 2018
Brunello Prime Donne 2018 by Donatella Cinelli Colombini in the Wine Spectator Insider, the showcase that presents previews of the best wines
By Donatella Cinelli Colombini
The Insider arrives online to subscribers of the leading wine magazine, the Wine Spectator, published in New York and available worldwide. It contains, in preview, a small number of excellent and exemplary reviews. Being in the insider is an extremely important opportunity because wine lovers all over the world open it and look at it more carefully than they do the large lists of reviews that appear every month in the magazine.
A few days before Vinitaly the Brunello di Montalcino selection Prime Donne 2018 was in the Insider with a score of 94/100 and a beautiful description written by Bruce Sanderson Senior Editor and Tasting Director of the Wine Spectator and great expert of Tuscan wine and specifically of the Montalcino territory.
BRUCE SANDERSON FROM THE WINE SPECTATOR AND BRUNELLO 2018
Bruce Sanderson’s presentation of the 2018 vintage is masterful << Following the robust 2017s from Montalcino, with their dark fruit flavours and dense tannins, the 2018 releases of Brunello di Montalcino are a breath of fresh air. These new wines exude red fruit flavours like strawberry, cherry and currant, with plenty of floral notes such as rose hip and hibiscus>>.
According to Sanderson, 2018 is a decidedly classic vintage that recalls the best of the late twentieth century. I think the same and I find it beautiful how the US critic thinks of wine as an interpretation of nature that changes every year and which every producer reads with his own sensitivity. It makes one think of the work of the conductor who respects the composer’s score but adds his own interpretation to it and therefore updates it.
94 POINTS BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PRIME DONNE 2018
Here is Bruce Sanderson’s description:
“Boasts juicy, expressive black cherry and blackberry fruit, picking up accents of iron, eucalyptus and leather. Shows power and intensity, along with excellent balance and a long finish. Best from 2025 through 2043” —B.S.