marroneto, brunello di montalcino, madonna grazie 2017
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2017 marroneto, brunello di montalcino, madonna grazie

Why We're Buying

Il Marroneto Madonna delle Grazie has looked like Tesla stock with its performance over the past five years. The premium red wine is the estate's flagship offering, taking its name from a nearby church in the village. From 2017 to 2021, the price jumped 141%.

Critics Scores

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The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie lights up the senses from the very first moment. Its aromatics alone are worth the price of entry; an exotic, spicy bouquet blends lavender, blood orange and tart raspberries with mentholated herbs, smoke and crushed stone. The textures are unbelievably soft, like liquid velvet, enveloping with mineral-tinged ripe cherries and sweet, sweet spice. This is so pretty and expressive, yet also juicy and fresh. Fine tannins mount, though they are only noticeable through the finale, where saline-minerals mix with sour citrus and autumnal spice in an expression that just goes on and on. The 2017 transcends the vintage, and while it may not possess the power typical of Madonna delle Grazie, it instead communicates its undeniable beauty and grace. I tasted the 2017 both in Montalcino, at the winery, and in our office, where it only got better over the three days I followed it. It's a total classic.