Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Great straight out of the gate,” 92+ points for Barbi Brunello 2014
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Great straight out of the gate,” 92+ points for Barbi Brunello 2014

Fattoria dei Barbi 2014 Brunello di Montalcino 92+ points Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2014 Brunello di Montalcino marks an impressive effort in what was undoubtedly a difficult vintage. The experienced winemaking team at this historic estate has evidently made specific choices to uphold the quality of their Brunelllo despite the challenges of this wet and cold … Continue reading

Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Terrific balance between elegance and sheer muscle,” 95 points for Barbi 2013 Riserva
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Terrific balance between elegance and sheer muscle,” 95 points for Barbi 2013 Riserva

Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 95 points Fattoria dei Barbi strikes a terrific balance between elegance and sheer muscle in the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. This Riserva is distinguished by dark fruit and savory tones of toasted clove, cedar, campfire ash, leather, tobacco and smoked bacon. Those smoky flavors are expertly … Continue reading

Winesurf’s top of the top: Barbi Brunello Ris. 2012 one of guide’s top scoring wines
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Winesurf’s top of the top: Barbi Brunello Ris. 2012 one of guide’s top scoring wines

And we are pleased to share the news that among the 4,200+ wines tasted for the Italian wine guide published annually by Winesurf), the Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva landed in the top 60 highest scoring wines! Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 90 points A super-traditional and thus extremely … Continue reading

Brunello 2013: “A perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality…” (For your holiday consideration.)
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello 2013: “A perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality…” (For your holiday consideration.)

Brunello di Montalcino 2013 represents “a perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality,” writes Eric Guido, wine buyer for Morrell & Company (New York) and one of the top Italian tasters in the U.S. today (click here for his tasting notes). Critics across the board have been blown away by this vintage, which is currently … Continue reading

Decanter on Brunello: “The groundwork had been laid in the nineteenth century… by Fattoria dei Barbi.”
Accolades / Cinelli Colombini / Montalcino History

Decanter on Brunello: “The groundwork had been laid in the nineteenth century… by Fattoria dei Barbi.”

This week, Decanter magazine published what will surely be considered a landmark feature article on Brunello di Montalcino, its history and legacy: “Brunello’s Breakthrough.” Read the entire piece, free even for non-subscribers, here. Jefford, who’s widely considered one of the greatest English-language wine writers in the world today, writes: “the groundwork had been laid in … Continue reading

“This is one beautiful Sangiovese”: Notes and scores for the 2010 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello (currently available in the U.S.)
Accolades / Montalcino

“This is one beautiful Sangiovese”: Notes and scores for the 2010 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello (currently available in the U.S.)

Looking for 2010 Brunello di Montalcino by Fattoria dei Barbi? Check out these finding aids. Monica Larner: 94 points “Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino starts with a tightly wound personality that begins to unravel slowly, one delicate layer at a time. As it does, you become aware of dried fruit, cigar box, crushed … Continue reading

“Wow!” Houston Chronicle on Vigna del Fiore 2012
Accolades / Vigna del Fiore

“Wow!” Houston Chronicle on Vigna del Fiore 2012

Here’s what veteran wine writer Dale Robertson (Houston Chronicle) had to say about the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore, which he called a “Wow!” wine. Click here for his complete review. 2012 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore I often stumble into wines that seduce my taste buds but haven’t … Continue reading