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Vintage Charts

Tuscany/Brunello di Montalcino
All Regions
Vintage Grid Back to 1961
Wallet Chart PDF

Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
200989Drink or holdWarm summer gave elegant, fruity and balanced wines in the north; denser and more muscular in the south. Bright fruit, for early enjoyment
200891Drink or holdA cool growing season with rain at harvest; those who waited produced aromatic, balanced and elegant wines
200793Drink or holdHotter and riper than 2006; fruit-forward, rich and elegant, offering immediate charm and softer structures
200695HoldComplex and powerful wines that impress with ripe yet fresh fruit and firm, dense structures. Fine balance
200589DrinkRains during harvest damped what could have been an amazing year, but still a very good vintage. Many wines for early drinking
200497Drink or holdWonderfully perfumed, majestically refined Brunellos with an excellent balance of fruit and refined tannins. Reducing yields was key to quality
200388DrinkRich, powerful and thick; some wines lack focus
200278Past peakA wet growing season and harvest made mediocre wines
200198Drink or holdGreat wines with wonderful structure, focus and balance; better than from barrel
200088DrinkAromatic, soft; for early drinking
199997Drink or holdGenerous, tannic and fruity; velvety in texture
199891DrinkPerfumed, harmonious and delicious
199799Drink or holdExtremely aromatic; structured and racy
199685DrinkFruity and aromatic, but slightly diluted
199592DrinkStructured and firm, yet fruity; very good indeed

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.

SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR


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