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2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Madonna del Piano Riserva

ITALY / TUSCANY /
abv 14.0%
  • 95 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 18 JR
  • 100 JS
  • Variety
    Sangiovese
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SKU: 73924-2010

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  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 100

    A wine with superb finesse and depth. So subtle and understated yet powerful and long. The tannin intensity is amazing. It just builds like a massive wave. Superb. Give this time in the bottle. The length is endless. Better in 2018.
    Drink Dates: 2018+
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: 9 Nov, 2016
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Here is a big wine with lofty ambitions and an impactful presentation. The Valdicava 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano hits all the right buttons. The wine shows a profound sense of elegance and poise with subtle berry notes that blend into spice, licorice and tar. Those bright and lively aromatic components fold gracefully within the wine's tight texture, its sheer power and the silky nature of the tannins. This wine promises a long and steady aging future ahead.
    Drink Dates: 2017 - 2035
    Author: Monica Larner
    Issue: 226
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Sumptuous, offering ripe aromas of plum, cherry, spice, earth, iron and tobacco. Velvety in texture and elegant, this nonetheless has an ironclad structure underneath. Firm and long, fresh, echoing tobacco and mineral. Seductive, yet reserved too.--Non-blind Valdicava Brunello vertical (July 2017). Best from 2023 through 2043.
    Drink Dates: 2023-2043
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Issue: Web Only - 2017
  • Rating: 17

    Tasted blind. Very heavy bottle! Deep ruby with orange rim. Deep fruit nose with hints of sweet spice. Lovely balance and supple, but not really open. Bags of coating tannins that frame the concentrated fruit. A sleeping beauty. (WS)
    Author: Walter Speller
  • Vinous | Rating: 96

    The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is shaping up to be a real beauty. Powerful and dramatic, but also remarkably polished for such a big wine, the 2010 has a lot going on. Raspberry jam, wild flowers, spices, new leather, smoke and tobacco are laced into the powerful intense finish. The 2010 is an especially finessed Madonna del Piano with a bright future.
    Drink Dates: 2018 - 2030
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Feb 2015
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2020-2035
    Author: Jonasty
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Maturing and ready to consume. Needs a couple hours of air to open. Builds intensity with time.
    Author: Johnnymd

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

  • 1143 bottles owned
  • 136 collectors