Tenute Nardi 2016 Release
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As exclusive agents for Tenute Silvio Nardi, we are very proud to be releasing their 2016 vintage.

WINES AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016– 95+ Points Wine Advocate/95 Points James Suckling

£162 per case (6x75cl) in-bond 

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Brunello di Montalcino Vigneto Manachiara DOCG 2016 – 97 Points Wine Advocate/97 Points James Suckling

£390 per case (6x75cl) in-bond

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Poggio Doria Brunello di Montalcino  DOCG 2016 – 96+ Points Wine Advocate/94 Points James Suckling

£390 per case (6x75cl) in-bond


 

RATINGS AND TASTING NOTES:

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

“The Tenute Silvio Nardi 2016 Brunello di Montalcino makes a big impact in the glass thanks to its dark color saturation and the pretty intensity of its aromas that range from dark fruit and plum to soft potting soil and grilled herb. You get beautiful balance here, even more so when you allow the bottle to breathe for a few hours. A twofold delivery of freshness and tannic backbone gives the wine the DNA required to hold 10 years or more.” 95+ Points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate November 2020

“Having had the pleasure of touring the vineyards, I can firmly state that Tenute Silvio Nardi occupies one of the most distinctive areas of the Montalcino appellation, tucked into the northern side of the area, at high altitude, hidden by thick forests and cooled by an almost blueish quality of light. The soils are dark and mineral-rich with pockets of schists and shale. A unique position such as this does not guarantee consistent results every year, and I can imagine how vulnerable this area could be in the most extreme weather, especially given the later harvest. Indeed, my feeling is that vintage variation is experienced with greater intensity here. But when presented with a classic vintage such as 2016, all those elements fall magically in place to produce wines of extreme elegance and character. Tenute Silvio Nardi has three new releases from 2016: a classic Brunello and two single-vineyard expressions.” Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

 “A creamy and juicy Brunello with dried-berry, peach and dusty-earth character. It’s full-bodied, chewy and very intense. Lots of fruit, yet reserved and toned with tannins that stay with you throughout. Give it at least three of four years to open. Try after 2024.” 95 Points, James Suckling, October 2020

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Brunello di Montalcino Vigneto Manachiara DOCG 2016

“This is really beautiful with black cherries, porcini mushrooms, black walnuts and dried flowers on the nose. It’s full-bodied, yet very toned and tight with class and precision. Wonderful length and focus. Goes on for minutes. What a wine from here. Best ever? Try after 2025.” 97 Points, James Suckling, October 2020

“In years past, I have commented on the pretty mineral nuances laced into the bouquet of this single-vineyard wine. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Vigneto Manachiara delivers those tones with extreme clarity and precision, giving this vintage a distinctive personality and identity. Equally impressive, however, is the structure and fiber of the wine that is clearly more robust, concentrated and well-balanced overall. This quality comes from both the fruit and the oak, and these two forces play against each other with nice contrasts. It is no exaggeration to say that this vintage delivers “more Brunello” on all fronts compared to recent past vintages. This is a standout wine.” 97 Points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate November 2020

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Poggio Doria Brunello di Montalcino  DOCG 2016 

£390 per case (6x75cl) in-bond

“you get in the Vigneto Manachiara, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Vigneto Poggio Doria is slightly more ethereal and finessed in character. Even its color is a shade more ruby (by the slightest margin), and the aromas veer toward the red fruit side of the spectrum, instead of the black fruit. The bouquet yields quite a bit of varietal purity with raspberry, wild cherry and a lingering rosemary essence. Dark mineral and campfire ash also appear. The tannins are a bit drier and tighter here, compared to the relatively softer and richer texture seen in the Manachiara, and my recommendation is to hold this wine a bit longer in your cellar. 96+ Points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate November 2020

 “Impressive black cherries with black mushrooms, mahogany and black earth. Full-bodied with chewy yet fine-textured tannins. It goes on and on in the palate. Muscular, yet very toned and fine-grained. Hints of steel at the end. A beauty. Try after 2023.” 94 Points, James Suckling, October 2020

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Info on Tenute Nardi: In 1950 Silvio Nardi bought Casale del Bosco situated west of Montalcino, he then purchased Manachiara to the east in 1962 and Bibbiano Castle. In 1967, the Nardi Estate was among the founders of the important Brunello Consortium. Since 1990 Silvio’s youngest daughter Emilia, has been at the helm, ably assisted by her brothers. Tenute Silvio Nardi aim to produce a modern style Brunello, delicate whilst maintaining the traditional Brunello style. These wines remain full-bodied, are matured 5 years in cellar and may be drunk for years to come.

VINTAGE 2016 REPORT