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Eric Guido (Morrell) on Barbi Brunello 2013: “a perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality… 94 points”

We were simply thrilled to see this blog post, tasting note, and score by Eric Guido, one of the top Italian tasters working in the U.S. today.

Check out the post: It’s a great overview of his tastings at Benvenuto Brunello 2018, including his notes on the current releases from the appellation and notes on the 2013 vintage.

Thank you, Eric, for this extremely thoughtful and informative post!

Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2013
94 points

One of the standouts of my recent tastings, Fattoria dei Barbi hit a perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality in 2013 that starts in the bouquet and follows through to the finish. The nose showed dusty spiced strawberry and tart cherry backed by minerals and hints of animal musk. On the palate, I found a soft yet zesty expression, showcasing ripe strawberry fruit with inner floral tones and a savory saline characteristic. The finish was long with floral-laced tart red berries and hints of fine tannin. This is already enjoyable today, yet it has a bright future ahead of it.

Eric Guido
Italian wine buyer
Morrell (New York)

One thought on “Eric Guido (Morrell) on Barbi Brunello 2013: “a perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality… 94 points”

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