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Tenuta La Fuga Brunello di Montalcino 2018
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Tenuta La Fuga Brunello di Montalcino 2018

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The 2018 vintage reveals hints of berries, orange peel, flowers and cedar but also walnut and wet leaves. Full-bodied and juicy on the palate, with firm, velvety tannins. Concentrated flavours and a long finish. Perfect balance between taste and aroma. Our "Villa di Nozzole" suggests to pair the wine with pork stuffed with duck and wild fennel seeds.
Vinous
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Dark and brooding, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino from Tenuta La Fuga wafts up with a blend of crushed rocks and savory herbs giving way to dried black cherries. Cool-toned and pliant, it washes across the palate with ripe wild berry fruits underscored by salty minerals tones and brisk acids. This leaves a staining of primary concentration and dusty tannins, as a hint of salted licorice slowly fades. I revisited the 2018 over the course of three days and it only gained in depth and concentration over time without losing its fresh persona. Forget this in the cellar to reap its full rewards.

Eric Guido, October 2022
Jeb Dunnuck
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The expressive perfume of the 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino includes layers of Mediterranean herbs, black cherry candy, leather, and iron-rich earth. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, with generous, ripe black raspberry fruit, lavender, and forest floor. Drink this lovely and attractively ripe yet pure wine over the next 10-12 years.

Audrey Frick, March 6, 2023
Wine Advocate
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Packaged in a chunky bottle, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino shows aromas of dried fruit and baked blackberry with soft spice, tarry smoke and cured leather. That savory side folds directly into that dark fruit, giving this wine an open-knit and accessible personality. An unfortunate 15% alcohol content is something to keep an eye on. This is a full-bodied Brunello that ends with rich flavors and some bitter oak.

Monica Larner, March 9, 2023

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