"...a strong argument can be made that Valdicava is among the top three or four Brunello di Montalcino producers."
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
"A juicy, young Brunello with berry, dried mushroom and flower character. Orange peel, too. Full body, firm and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. So complex and beautiful. It goes on for minutes. I love the balance that makes it so enjoyable to try now but it will age for decades ahead. Try to leave it until 2021."
98/100 James Suckling (Nov-2017)
Valdicava is 1 of only 5 2013 Brunellos to score 98 points, being the top score for the vintage. The style of the wines is powerful and concentrated, with great weight, drive, minerality and purity of fruit on the palate, whilst the nose offers a heady mix of cardamon, cumin, earth, pepper, chalk, violets, tar and dark berries. Perhaps most importantly of all for a 'modern' style Brunello, the use of oak is restrained and unobtrusive, supporting the wine's structure without overwhelming its character.