RATINGS REWARD BRUNELLO AND THE DOC ORCIA
Donatella Cinelli Colombini rejoices for the excellent 94/100 and 94/100 ratings for her Brunello 2018 from Canada and for the Cenerentola Doc Orcia 91/100 from Austria
When a wine producer sees his work rewarded by the judgment of great experts and the market, it is always a great joy and Donatella has many of these moments. Here you will find the description of her Brunellos by two super Canadian journalists. They tasted Brunello 2018 as a preview in November at the event organized by the Consortium. The ratings are excellent, 94/100 and 94/100, and the descriptions are wonderful.
Below follows the presentation of the Brunello Riserva 2016 by the LCBO, the very powerful Ontario monopoly based in Toronto.
And finally, the 91 points for Cenerentola Doc Orcia 2018 from Falstaff which, with its 144,000 copies, is the largest German-language food and wine magazine.
94 and 94 ratings for BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2018 DONATELLA CINELLI COLOMBINI
MICHAEL GODEL ON BRUNELLO 2018
It is a long-awaited harvest for the cellars on the northern part of Montalcino because after some formidable vintages this one that stands out for its grace . The reality is just exactly that, warmth and exceptional liquidity. Everything works and works wonderfully. A multifaceted expressiveness, perfumes, concentration, integration and if there is wood (and there is some) you do not notice it. Everything plays and works authentically, with kindness and honesty. Clarity is above average. Incredibly fine tannins. To drink from 2024 to 2032
JOHN SZABO ON BRUNELLO 2018
A lovely, updated, very savoury and spicy Brunello 2018 from Donatella. Almost open and ready on the nose and also in the mouth, already in a very savoury and human-rich area, with ripe and pleasant tannins, it has a coverage of acids with an abundant extract of the fruit. Length and complex depth are impressive; this wine could give immense pleasure within the next decade. The harmony that characterizes it is truly enjoyable.
AGAIN FROM CANADA BRUNELLO RISERVA 2016 AT LCBO
This month’s LCBO REVIEW OF CLASSICS welcomes “Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s spectacular Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016” priced at $147.
“The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Donatella Cinelli Colombini is silky and fine, but the wine also shows that special power and intensity that is specific to this classic vintage. The tannins, freshness and fruit flavours of the wine reach a point of harmony, and no element overpowers the other. There is a certain crispness or tension in the finish that underlines the quality of the Sangiovese fruit harvested this year. To be drunk between 2024 and 2044. 95+ points from Monica Larner” ( robertparker. com)
CENERENTOLA 91/100 AT THE FALSTAFF TROPHY OF CENTRAL TUSCANY
The certificate with the recognition arrived unexpectedly but was very welcome with the signatures of the Falstaff leaders.
Wolfgang M. Rosam Falstaff publisher, Othmar Kiem Falstaff editor in Chef Italy, Simon Staffer Head of Tastings Italy
The Trophy is a thematic tasting that compares wines of the same type. In the case of Cenerentola, our Doc Orcia was tasted together with those from central Tuscany. This is a great result because wines that contain rare vines hardly ever emerge in this kind of tasting. They are in fact different, unique, hardly comparable. And in the Cenerentola Doc Orcia there is Foglia Tonda, an autochthonous Tuscan variety present with 35% in the blend.