Campogiovanni, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (Tuscany, Italy) 2016

($63, Vision Wine and Spirits):  San Felice, a top Chianti Classico producer, also owns the Campogiovanni estate in Montalcino.  They produced a stunning Brunello in 2016.  The San Felice’s wines always express power, but they manage to modulate it so that the terroir is not overwhelmed.  This Brunello is a fine example of that balance.  Intense, with dark cherry fruitiness at the fore, it’s not overblown, so that a dark core of minerals is readily apparent.  Savory and suavely textured, this wine is a great example of how everything can come together seamlessly.  Find a place in your cellar and revisit it in a decade.
95 Michael Apstein Mar 22, 2022