2018 Brunello di Montalcino: The Rubik’s Cube Vintage (Dec 2022)

The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino is smoky in the glass, with a blend of crushed rocks and savory spice accentuating dried black cherries. It’s soft and round in feel, energized by juicy acidity that propels its mineral-tinged red fruits across the palate. A coating of fine tannins is left to reside, along with violet inner florals and sweet spice, through the long and dramatic finale. Finding a balance of potent fruit and structure is often one of the challenges of the 2018 vintage, yet La Magia pulled it off without a hitch.