Suckling rates this stunning 2013 Brunello 95 points, saying:
A wealth of dried cherry and flower aromas follow through to a full body, fine tannins and a raspberry and cherry aftertaste. A fruity yet subtle red. A beauty. Fantastic for the vintage. Drinkable but so much better in 2020.
Bright deep red. The pure, enticing nose hints at raspberry, gunflint, licorice, and minerals. Dense but juicy, this boasts terrific energy and an enticing mineral overlay to its bright, precise red berry and floral flavors. Outstanding focus and lift here, but this will need time to expand. Finishes with building but subtle concentration and great length. Knockout stuff.
Surely there is no other Brunello of this pedigree, quality and class under $50…and not many under $100. Remember, its next-door neighbor Biondi-Santi sells for over $200. Indeed, their Rosso di Montalcino sells for $75!
Indeed, Vinous rates it even better than the 2013 Biondi-Santi (and most other vintages, too). And Suckling rates this as highly as any Biondi-Santi Brunello ever made!