94 Wine Advocate - The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino is a tight and elegant expression that underlines the importance of tradition and territory. In fact, I would expect nothing less of the Padelletti family that has been making wine in Montalcino much longer than most. In fact, the street they live on is named after them. You get freshness, bright primary fruit and lots of focused fruit on the bouquet. The elegant finish introduces light tones of tar, smoke and licorice.
94 Decanter - Claudia Padelletti has been running this historic property for decades. Since joining in 2008, her son Silvano has made small tweaks without forsaking the staunchly traditional approach - and the wines have gained in purity and precision. The 2018 is another admirable example: a beguiling interplay of flint, balsamic herbs and fragrant lilac lace though juicy red berries. Light on its feet, this Brunello has a lovely, elegant flow. The gracious structure makes it immediately approachable but there are depths and layers that will keep giving for another decade or so.