Robert Parker 91 Points: "Argiano's 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is visibly thinner and leaner compared to any other past vintage that comes to mind. The aromas are stripped down as well, but I do think there is a good chance that they will flesh out with more time in the bottle. Brunello tends to be at its thinnest drinking point upon its initial commercial release. Another 12 months should be of considerable help and I don't reject the idea that this wine will take on more volume in as little as 6 to 12 months.
These are exciting times for Argiano now that a major overhaul of the main villa (a stunning example of Tuscan Renaissance architecture) is complete. The main building was refurbished and so was the winery, with improvements to both the fermentation and cellaring areas. Seven new oval cement fermenters have been added and these will be used to process the estate's best batches of Sangiovese. The barrel room now benefits from new oak casks. Out in the vineyards, Argiano has finished an internal mapping project to outline the estate's diverse micro zones. I look forward to tasting the results of these new investments and experimentations in the future Brunello releases."
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