Le Chiuse 2011 Brunello di Montalcino (95 pts)
Le Chiuse Brunello is a clear wine, bright garnet red in color. It has an intense persistent fragrance, pure and full-bodied. Various fragrances can be recognized, from forest fruits to light vanilla. To the taste the wine is smooth and elegant, dry with an excellent persistent of aroma. It ages well, improving with time. - winemakers notes
95 Points, Wine Enthusiast: "Poised and structured, this gorgeous wine opens with intense, enticing scents of perfumed berry, rose, violet, leather and a balsamic note. The delicious palate doles out juicy wild cherry, black raspberry cinnamon, white pepper, nutmeg and star anise alongside firm, velvety tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2018–2028.Cellar Selection"
91 Points, Wine Spectator: "A fruity style, boasting raspberry, kirsch, tobacco and spice flavors. A hint of licorice creeps in as this plays out on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2017 through 2028."