JANCIS ROBINSON MW TAKES NOTE OF LE RAGNAIE

2008 Brunello di Montalcino / "Complex, pungent nose. Quite thrilling tension. Sunbaked Sangiovese –
just as a Brunello should be. Neat and very persistent." 17.5/20 - drink 2013-2020

2008 'V.V.' Brunello di Montalcino / "Very high vineyard with some sandstone and galestro. Some gamey, rustynail character. Pretty extreme! More acid and tannin than the regular bottling. Very angular at the moment. And a bit charred on the finish. For now, I honestly prefer the regular but perhaps this will eventually surprise me." 17/20 - drink 2016-2023

2008 'Fornace' Brunello di Montalcino / "Some clay and river stones here. Smooth, alluring nose without the shocking angularity of Le Ragnaie. Quite delicate. Archetypally expressive Brunello with nothing forced but great transparency. And already easy to love. Such pure, fine Sangiovese." 18/20 - drink 2013-2022