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IAN D’AGATA AND DONATELLA CINELLI COLOMBINI’S BRUNELLO 2019

IAN D’AGATA’S TASTINGS OF BRUNELLO 2019 AND RISERVA 2018 AWARDS DONATELLA’S WINES WITH 93, 94 AND 93/100 AND OFFERS AN OVERVIEW OF MONTALCINO

 

Ian D’Agata is Italian by origin but grew up in Canada where his parents made him attend French language schools so Ian has three native languages. Gymnastics that then served him when he became a doctor and chose paediatrics and research, arriving at the most selective university in the world, Harvard Medical School. In short, he was a young genius of scientific research until he fell in love with wine and in this field too, he gave a masterful touch, directing his interest towards terroirs and native vines. His contribution concerns events and tastings but also highly successful books such as “The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy” and the monumental “Native Wine Grapes of Italy”. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the wines of Italy, Alsace, Bordeaux and Canada.

One wonders how he knows so many things and the answer is: he has a great memory and never sleeps. He is always moving from one nation to another and from one topic to another. When I prepared the Vinitaly tastings for the Donne del Vino with him, he responded to me at any time of day or night, always with funny and self-deprecating jokes. Obviously, the experience of medical research has left its mark on him: he doesn’t want generic data <<to say that a soil is made up of sand and clay is not enough without the percentages>> but then he knows how to sum up like few others, he decides and reaches the goal with a smile on his face, as if everything had been easy.

 

Brunello 2015 according to Monica Larner

Comments and ratings by Monica Larner for Robert Parker Wine Advocate reward Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s two Brunello 2015 with 94 and 95 /100

Brunello 2015 Donatella Cinelli Colombini 94 and 95/100 from Robert Parker

94/100 from the Brunello and 95/100 for the  “Prime Donne” selection, two extraordinary ratings and especially two comments that portray perfectly  Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s wines and her choice of style.

Monica Larner is the super taster for Italian wines for Robert Parker – Wine Advocate. This is the wine magazine that since 1978, taste and judges 12.000 wine per year, tasting the best wines the world over and orienting the most important buyers. Since 2013 Monica Larner is the Italian wine reviewer and with the passing of time she has begun to stand out because of her ability as a talent scout that can discover new trend and up and coming denominations. Her writing abilities emerge in articles where she tells of events and people with clarity and depth always with a personal touch

 

Brunello 2015 Prime Donne Donatella Cinelli Colombini 95/100 from Robert Parker Wine Advocate

WINE ADVOCATE  – ROBERT PARKER

Wine Advocate-Robert Parker, recently bought by the Michelin group, those who print the famous red guidebook on restaurants. This is the only wine publication that does not accept advertisements. Rigorous ethical choices that are shared by all collaborators and that Monica Larner has extended also to other areas like in 2013 when she refused to taste the wines made by a producer who had written offensive racist remarks about a black woman.

Monica Larner’s words regarding Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s Brunello are an example of journalistic intelligence and great tasting ability.