Talenti Brunello 2016
If I had to think of one way to universally describe the majority of wines from the 2016 vintage, I would offer that they are like a well-muscled black stallion in its prime. They are dark yet radiant, expressive, nearly explosive at times, yet pure, poised and structured. These are wines that capture your imagination ERIC GUIDO, Vinous
Riccardo Talenti is a protagonist in a group of young and dynamic vintners that are bringing fresh energy and enthusiasm to Montalcino. MONICA LARNER
As the 2016 Brunelli start to roll in you will no doubt here myself and others here at Prince repeat the same lines. 2016 will be remembered as a standout vintage, a modern day classic. It will be long remembered too as many of these wines have the power and anatomy to age for decades. It comes off the back of the excellent 2015 vintage with reports from tastings from the pundits pointing to 2016 delivering wines with a more stoic structure and finely tuned restraint than their more gregarious 2015 counterparts.
Michael astutely pointed out recently that these recent vintages seem to stylistically echo those in Barolo and for those of you who have had the pleasure of dipping into their 2016 Baroli, you will no doubt be enamoured by not just their deep seated power, but by their grace, and polish. There hasn’t been a better time in recent memory to be buying and enjoying the great wines of Montalcino.
Which brings us to today’s offer on Ricardo Talenti’s 2016 Brunello. A young enigmatic producer whose star contoinues to rise, but whose prices have stood relatively firm. As Eric Guido correctly points out.”Talenti remains one of the best values in age-worthy Brunello in the market.” Talenti’s expressive, modern leaning Brunelli are going to be hard to resist in a stellar vintage like 2016, and even harder not to open for a little taste test upon receiving them.