Our coverage of the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino vintage has focused on the leading Estates, offering incredible, unmissable value. The final wine missing from our line-up is Talenti Brunello di Montalcino, one of oldest and leading wines from Brunello. Talenti was one of the founding fathers of Brunello di Montalicino. In 2010 they have created a universally acclaimed wine, not only scoring 96 points from James Suckling, but also 95 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. It is a wine that Antonio Galloni calls ‘absolutely gorgeous’ and Larner follows suit saying ‘The outstanding 2010 Brunello di Montalcino gives you everything you want to see in a great wine, a great Tuscan wine.’
As such, Talenti has to be considered as one of the must own Brunellos of the remarkable 2010 vintage, which for £140 per case of six bottles offers remarkable value for money. We have been re-tasting the leading wines of the 2010 Brunello vintage and one resounding thought arises, which is that the quality is outstanding when compared to the price per bottle. At our market lowest price today of £23.33 per bottle and with a Price Over Points Ratio of 17.5 Talenti reflects remarkable value for money, for a wine with intense power and complexity.
The Talenti Estate is cited opposite the village of Sant’Angelo in Colle, one of the best vineyard sites located at 400 metres above sea level, with south-southwest facing vines. As a founding father of Brunello di Montalcino, Pierluigi Talenti’s wines stay true to the origins of Brunello, bucking the trend of new wood and extraction. Today the Estate is run by Riccardo Talenti who has modernised it, while maintaining the quintessential style. They maintain very low yields, in order to preserve incredible focus and concentration of fruit.
This will conclude our selection of Brunello di Montalcino, a vintage that will be remembered and savoured for decades to come.
James Suckling, 96 Pts
A layered and rich red with a light prune, plum and berry character, as well as hints of walnuts. Full-bodied, chewy and tannic yet showing polish and refinement. An almost iodine undertone. Better in 2016
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