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2006 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Madonna del Piano Riserva

ITALY / TUSCANY /
abv 14.0%
  • 96 WA
  • 98 WS
  • 87 IWC
  • 100 JS
  • Variety
    Sangiovese
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SKU: 73924-2006

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 98

    Intense, offering a complex bouquet of cherry, blackberry, spice, cedar, underbrush and tar. Tightly knit, vibrant and packed with sweet cherry and berry fruit, delivering flourishes of wild herbs and a floral element, this is still very youthful and energetic. Shows terrific harmony and potential.—Non-blind Valdicava Brunello vertical (July 2017). Best from 2024 through 2040. 1,400 cases made, 800 cases imported. — BS
    Drink Dates: 2024-2040
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Issue: Web Only - 2017
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87

    Dark red. Aromas of plum, tobacco, smoke, leather and underbrush. Rather rustic on the palate, with plum, earth and leather flavors dominating. A distinctly old-school Brunello with tongue-drying tannins and a lightly roasted character. I wanted more freshness of fruit.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2012
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 100

    I tasted this about a year ago at the winery and I was blown away. This time I tasted it in a blind tasting in Tuscany and it stood above the rest. Amazing aromas of blueberries and flowers, with black truffles and pie. Foie gras, mushrooms and white truffles too. Powerful, with great depth of gorgeous fruit and ultra-fine tannins. It fills your mouth with fruit and ripe tannins. Complex and long. A breathtaking wine. Truly glorious.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is a huge, towering wine. Waves of vibrant, intensely perfumed fruit hit the palate, backed up by the firm, broad tannins of the vintage. Violets, spices, new leather and licorice develop in the glass, yet the 2006 remains painfully young and stubborn. Clean mineral notes frame a blast of dark cherries, plums and camphor on the palate-staining finish. Readers will need to be especially patient, but the 2006 Madonna del Piano is stacking up to be one of the all-time greats from proprietor Vincenzo Abbruzzese. I followed the wine over the course of two days, during which it continued to improve while seeming to gain freshness and structure.
    Drink Dates: 2016 - 2026
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: 200
  • James Suckling | Rating: 100

    I tasted this about a year ago at the winery and I was blown away. This time I tasted it in a blind tasting in Tuscany and it stood above the rest. Amazing aromas of blueberries and flowers, with black truffles and pie. Foie gras, mushrooms and white truffles too. Powerful, with great depth of gorgeous fruit and ultra-fine tannins. It fills your mouth with fruit and ripe tannins. Complex and long. A breathtaking wine. Truly glorious. Better in 2015.
    Drink Dates: 2015
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: 4 Dec, 2012
  • Vinous | Rating: 96

    Valdicava’s 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano was another wine that appealed to the audience. And how could it not? A rich, dark, powerful wine, the 2006 showed all of its depth and pure muscle in a stunning display of class. It was utterly magnificent.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Sep 2013
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Phatg

The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. Sangiovese is the variety of the region's best-known wines, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. In recent years, “Super Tuscans"—blends including non-native Bordeaux varieties—have gained in popularity and acclaim. The region's Mediterranean climate, with its warmer average temperatures, provides ideal conditions for the development of rich, structured, and age-worthy wines. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1496 bottles owned
  • 136 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 136 collectors)