Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a dense and voluptuous expression with opulent fruit tones and equally intense oak nuances. The wine ages in botte grande for 26 months and the slow oxidation has done much to increase the aromatic intensity of the wine. Bold and chewy with thick lines, this wine also shows tight wood astringency that should soften, to a good extent, with time. There are sweet tones of baking spice and sweet cherry syrup on the close. The style is appropriate for lovers of big Brunello. (Feb 2015)
James Suckling 97 Points - Extremely complex aromas of mushroom, stone, chalk, dark fruit and lightly dried bark or tea. Full bodied, with powerful and layered tannins. Muscular and intense. It needs loads of time to soften.