Accolades

“One of the best wines” from a challenging vintage. Barbi’s 2014 Brunello impresses tasters across the board

We were thrilled to read this tasting note by one of our favorite Italian tasters, Federico Bindi. It was part of his round-up from Benvenuto Brunello (the annual tasting of new releases in Montalcino) on his excellent blog Taccuindivino.

[Fattoria dei Barbi] Brunello di Montalcino 2014: A multi-faceted wine, great old school style, substance and great balance. Delicate and refined aromas with a hint of face powder… One of the best wines from the vintage.

Fattoria dei Barbi’s Sangiovese is an inextricable outpost for lovers of traditional-style, classic wines from Montalcino. [The estate] has proved this once again, indisputably, at this Benvenuto Brunello with its difficult vintages. It’s probably owed to its expansive park planted to vine and its ever thoughtful approach [to winemaking].

Image and note from Federico’s post “My Benvenuto Brunello 2019: Every Color under the Sun.” (translation by our blog master).

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