THE MERCHANT'S MARK
96 / 100
For a lucky few, the weather was a blessing in disguise as the 2014 Uccelliera Brunello is the most elegant Brunello we've ever tasted!
In fact, we would argue that this particular vintage (and this particular wine) is a preferred style. Best of all? You get to enjoy it now! The wine is pretty, soft and riddled with pretty wild cherry, a dash of spice, and pressed flowers. Terrific for a young wine.
THE WINE ADVOCATE
93+ / 100
"I never have enough praise for the excellent work achieved at Uccelliera."
"The Uccelliera 2014 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits the elegant and delicate side of this mighty Tuscan appellation. This vintage is characterized by mid-weight wines that are thinner in structure and less impactful in terms of overall intensity. However, there is a good argument to make that this softer approach is especially well-suited to a wine like Brunello that is never shy in terms of power. The vintage conditions in 2014 hold the wine back just a tad, and that restraint is welcome. From one of my absolute favorite Brunello producers, this wine is elegant and fine with bright fruit tones followed by sour cherry, licorice and dried rose bud."