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Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2017

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13.50% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2017
  • WS 91
  • WA 94
  • JS 95
  • VIN 93
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    Valdicava Brunello Di Montalcino 2017, meticulously crafted by the esteemed winemaker Vincenzo Abbruzzese, is a paragon of the vintage’s artistry and finesse. This exemplary offering from the renowned Italian winery Valdicava stands as a testament to the timeless allure of Montalcino’s terroir. It showcases a remarkable harmony and roundness, encapsulating the essence of Valdicava’s winemaking philosophy.

    The vintage reveals a rich bouquet, characterized by the enchanting presence of small dark red and black fruits, akin to those found in the highly acclaimed Valdicava Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano. Accompanied by nuanced hints of plum and crushed rose petals, and delicate traces of cinnamon, it mirrors the sophistication of the Brunello di Montalcino Madonna del Piano, another celebrated offering from Valdicava.

    On the palate, this wine unfolds with a taut and savory allure, displaying an exceptional structure and a velvety texture. The tannins seamlessly integrate into the fruit, culminating in an impeccably polished, enduring finish. This characteristic is a hallmark of the Valdicava wine range, renowned for its elegantly structured profiles.

    Earning critical acclaim, Wine Spectator awards 91 points, celebrating the wine’s dense plum and cherry compote flavors, accented by subtle nuances of green olive and sage. These are underpinned by firm, dusty tannins, and conclude with lingering notes of iron and tobacco. Similarly, Wine Advocate bestows 94 points, highlighting the wine’s soft level of vintage ripeness. This ripeness elegantly translates into nuances of dried strawberry and cooked cherry, balanced by the wine’s inherent acidity and overall bouquet clarity – a feature prominently showcased in the Valdicava Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano.

    James Suckling, awarding 95 points, praises the wine’s intense floral and dark cherry aromas. He notes its full-bodied and firm character, supported by chewy yet polished tannins, leading to a succulent and fruit-driven finish that is impeccably balanced and framed. This level of quality and balance is what aficionados have come to expect from Valdicava Brunello wines.

    In summary, Valdicava Brunello Di Montalcino 2017 is more than just a wine; it is an embodiment of elegance and sophistication, reflecting the distinct identity of the Valdicava estate. For enthusiasts seeking to explore more about this vintage and others from the winery, visiting the Valdicava Brunello website offers a deep dive into their esteemed collection and the rich history of this iconic Montalcino winemaker.

    3 reviews for Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2017

    1. WS

      Valdicava Brunello presents plum and cherry compote flavors are shaded by hints of green olive and sage in this dense red, which is backed by firm, dusty tannins, ending with lingering notes of iron and tobacco. Best from 2024 through 2038.

    2. WA

      The 2017 vintage of Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino shows a soft level of vintage ripeness that translates into dried strawberry or cooked cherry. These nuances are delicate and fine, however, and they are mitigated by the wine’s acidity and the general clarity of the bouquet. Compared to past vintages, this 2017 is more accessible, but Valdicava has never been short on elegance or pedigree. Even that accessibility I mention is relative, because these wines have an excellent track record for longevity despite vintage variation.

    3. JS

      Intense aromas of flowers and dark cherries. Valdicava Brunello is perfumed and bright for the vintage. Full-bodied and firm with chewy yet polished tannins and a succulent and fruity finish that is in line and framed.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WS 91
    Wine Spectator
    Plum and cherry compote flavors are shaded by hints of green olive and sage in this dense red, which is backed by firm, dusty tannins, ending with lingering notes of iron and tobacco. Best from 2024 through 2038.
    WA 94
    Wine Advocate
    The Valdicava 2017 Brunello di Montalcino shows a soft level of vintage ripeness that translates into dried strawberry or cooked cherry. These nuances are delicate and fine, however, and they are mitigated by the wine's acidity and the general clarity of the bouquet. Compared to past vintages, this 2017 is more accessible, but Valdicava has never been short on elegance or pedigree. Even that accessibility I mention is relative, because these wines have an excellent track record for longevity despite vintage variation.
    JS 95
    James Suckling
    Intense aromas of flowers and dark cherries. Perfumed and bright for the vintage. Full-bodied and firm with chewy yet polished tannins and a succulent and fruity finish that is in line and framed.
    VIN 93
    Vinous
    The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is a perfect example of how unique this vintage really is. This is remarkably pretty and inviting with a brilliant display of sugar-dusted cherries dried strawberries and crushed lavender candies. Its medium-bodied framework carries silky textures across the palate in an expression that is both delicate yet potent savory yet sweet and with outstanding purity of fruit. Rounded tannins linger creating a lightly structured feel as rosy inner florals combine with sour citrus and notes of licorice that linger incredibly long. This is unlike any vintage of Valdicava that I?ve ever tasted and yet I can?t help but come back to the glass over and over again. Only 800 cases of the 2017 Brunello were produced which is mostly fruit from Madonna del Piano and Montosoli. Don?t miss it.

    What does Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2017 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, mushroom

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, red fruit

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, vanilla

    apple, green apple, peach

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, dark fruit

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, licorice, cinnamon

    toast, nutty, hazelnut

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, grapefruit, orange

    cheese, cream, oil

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    tomato, grass, green bell pepper

    raisin, fig, prune

    tropical, tamarind, kiwi

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, lavender, potpourri

    Food Pairing with Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2017

    Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2017 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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