Tenuta Corte Pavone
91 | Brunello di Montalcino 2011
A good lashing of oak frames the black cherry and blackberry fruit in this muscular red. Spice and earth notes join the fray, with a serious cadre of tannins on the spice- and eucalyptus-tinged finish. Best from 2018 through 2026.
90 | Brunello di Montalcino 2010
Cherry and raspberry flavors highlight this juicy, forthcoming red. The structure is forgiving, with gum-coating tannins matched by ripe fruit. Best from 2018 through 2030.
91 | Brunello di Montalcino 2009
This bright and well-defined red exhibits vivid strawberry and cherry notes that are shaded by tobacco and mineral accents. The tannins are still on the aggressive side, but there’s ample fruit and sweetness for balance. Best from 2017 through 2029.
90 | Brunello di Montalcino 2008
The black cherry and raspberry notes offer sweetness in this juicy, fruity red. The structure is bright, displaying solid, well-structured tannins. Shows fine balance and length overall, with just a hint of new oak on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2030.
90 | Brunello di Montalcino 2007
A supple, inviting style, sporting cherry, plum and cedar notes. Balanced and solid, picking up a tobacco element on the dry finish. Best from 2014 through 2025. 2,500 cases made.
93 | Brunello di Montalcino 2006
Sweet cherry, raspberry, tobacco and licorice aromas and flavors mark this opulent, supple-textured Brunello. This is very open and approachable now, yet there are some chewy tannins underneath. A bit pinched on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2024. 30,000 cases made.
92 | Brunello di Montalcino 2005
Offers blackberry and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with firm, chewy tannins and a focused, polished finish of ripe, fresh fruit. Tight right now. Needs bottle age to open. Best after 2011. 2,500 cases made.
95 | Brunello di Montalcino 2004
Beautiful aromas of plum, blackberry and chocolate, with hints of spices. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Long, rich and refined. Classy. Best from 2011 through 2016.
95 | Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004
Dark in color, with an amazing depth of ripe berries, cherry and red licorice on the nose. Full-bodied, with very soft, polished tannins on the palate and a long, fruity finish. A friendly and cuddly riserva. Drink now through 2020.
90 | Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2003
Shows ripe cherry aromas, with plum and hints of spicy wood. Full-bodied, with soft, ripe tannins and berry and cherry character. A delicious red. Best from 2010 through 2015.
91 | Brunello di Montalcino 2001
Loads of blackberry, cherry and lightly toasted oak character. Full-bodied, with loads of silky tannins and lots of berry and vanilla character. Racy. Best after 2010.
91 | Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2001
Extremely aromatic aromas of blackberry, with hints of vanilla. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit and cream character, tangy acidity and a long finish. Best after 2009.
91 | Brunello di Montalcino 1997
Lots of tobacco and leather character in this one. Medium- to full-bodied, with tight, well-knit tannins and lovely, ripe fruit character. Beautiful texture. A refined and beautiful red. Best after 2003.