JamesSuckling.com – 93 points
Gorgeous aromas of flowers and dried berries with hints of strawberries. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and a silky texture and a long and delicious finish. Classy Brunello. Drink or hold.
Wine Enthusiast - 93 points
This wine offers loads of coffee and soft intensity, with ripe fruit, blackberry, rum cake and exotic spice. That extra roundness works well with this wine’s high acidity and tannic structure.
Wine Advocate 04/2012 – 93 points
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pinone bursts from the glass with an exciting array of black cherries, tobacco, smoke, licorice and incense. Sweet notes of violets, mocha, licorice and spices are woven into the textured, expansive finish. This is an exotic, full-codied Brunello loaded with power and depth. I Loved it. The Riserva was aged for 36 months in Slavonian oak casks.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024
Reviewed by Antonio Galloni
Vinum 2010 – 16.5 points
Blume nach Kräutern, nach Tabak, nach Zimt; im Mund saftig, die Gerbstoffe und die Säure gut eingebunden, endet lang auf Noten von Pflaumen und Holz. Solider Brunello, der perfekt ein Mahl begleitet. 2011 bis 2014.
Wine Spectator – 93 points
Aromas of crushed blackberry and mulberry lead to a full body, with soft, silky tannins and a fruity, spicy finish. Balanced and focused. A tiny producer to watch in the future.
Best after 2012. 335 cases made. –JS