Something of a bargain from a lesser vintage, the Argiano 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is a wine of considerable bandwidth with lots of dark fruit, rich plum and spice. In 2017 Argiano blended all of it's reserve wines into the basic Brunello, so what we have here is a lot of Grand Cru character.
It carries medium fruit weight and concentration that proves more than enough to surround and soften the spicy oak notes and toast that also play an important role in this hot-vintage Brunello. The results are plump and slightly round, but you also get the acidity and the tannic structure of an age-worthy Sangiovese.
Organically farmed fruit is selected from across the best parcels of the estate, and some of the vines are up to 55 years old. 93 pts - The Wine Advocate.