Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Diecianni 2013
WS96: A complex, intense red hallmarked by expressive aromas and flavors of cherry, plum, mushroom, woodsy underbrush, mineral and wild herbs. Supple and firmly supported, turning more precise on the long, savory finish. Balanced, with time to give. Best from 2025 through 2045. 333 cases made, 90 cases imported.
VM96: The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Diecianni pulls me close with a hauntingly dark and spicy bouquet, showing red currants complicated by cardamom, ground ginger, exotic curries and dusty rose petals. This is a purely elegant style, seamless and enveloping, with balanced acidity adding lift to a dense wave of ripe red fruits, as pretty inner florals form toward the close. The tannins remain quite firm, yet in harmony with the residual concentration that lingers, as a salty flourish punctuates the wine well. It will be years before the 2013 Diecianni reaches full maturity, yet it will be worth the wait.