2013 Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino
Tenute Silvio Nardi was founded in 1950, with vines in the west of the region. Since 1990 the estate has been run by Emilia Nardi Silvio’s youngest daughter with help from her brothers. Made from 100% Sangiovese handpicked and fermented in tank before passing into a mix of new and old French oak barriques for 12 months then transferred to large Slovenian oak cuves for another year before bottling. Savory dark cherries and wild berries and herbs with rounded tannins, though this will age beautifully well it can be drunk now with a spin in a decanter.
Tasting Panel TP 95
Fresh nose; smooth and elegant with earthy and articulate flavors of berries and spice. From a very good—not great—vintage, it’s still beautifully balanced and long/
James Suckling JS 94
This is a beautiful Brunello that delivers juicy and delicious fruit with cherries and hints of spices. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, chewy finish. Gorgeous length.
Wine Spectator WS 93
Enticing aromas and flavors of cherry, leather, iron and tobacco mark this structured red. Balanced and firm, with a long and tannic, yet fresh, finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate RP 91
Tenute Silvio Nardi's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a balanced and complete wine. It opens to pretty color saturation and a mid-weight style that is perhaps a touch darker and more concentrated compared to some of the estate's neighbors in this beautiful appellation. Dark fruit flavors of dark cherry and plum segue to spice, campfire ash, cola and wild rose. The wine sees a long oak-aging period, with 12 months in smaller tonneaux followed by 18 months in botti grandi. This elaborate process bodes well for the future longevity of the wine. In fact, I would definitely recommend putting this bottle aside for a few more years before popping the cork.
Wine Enthusiast WE 91
Aromas suggesting red woodland berry, crushed herb, blue flower and a whiff of exotic spice float from the glass. The tightly wound linear palate is ethereal and still primary, offering sour cherry and licorice alongside austere close-grained tannins that grip the finish.
Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino
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