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2010 Valdicava - Brunello di Montalcino Madonna del Piano Riserva

ITALY / TUSCANY /
abv 14.0%
  • 96 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 18 JR
  • 100 JS
  • Variety
    Sangiovese
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SKU: 73924-2010-750-2A
  • 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.
    Author: James Suckling
  • 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.
    Author: Monica Larner
  • 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.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • 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: 93

    The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is a classic Valdicava wine built on power, intensity and depth. Black cherry, smoke, licorice, dark spices and menthol make a strong first impression, followed by huge waves of tannin and acidity that will require at least a few years to settle down. In a part of Montalcino that is known for finesse, the Madonna del Piano is decidedly powerful, concentrated and extracted. Readers will want to give the 2010 a good bit of air, as the Madonna del Piano needs quite a bit of time to open up.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • 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