92 POINTS - Wine Advocate:
"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is intriguing in the way elements of over-ripeness and freshness come together. The wine possesses gorgeous depth and a long, silky finish redolent of generous toasted oak, new leather and smoke. This is an especially sleek style of Brunello, and while the use of French oak is slightly heavy-handed, the wine possesses tons of clarity and finesse, especially in t the sweet tannins that linger on the close. This is a highly promising effort. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."
92 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast: Roberto Bellini, a Montalcino old-timer with a memory as sharp as a tack, has successfully imprinted his sunny personality on this lively wine. The aromas of black fruit, clove and mineral are bold and charming and the wine delivers succulent fruit over a long, drying finish.
91 POINTS - Wine Spectator: "Cherries and berries, with hints of blackberries and lovely floral undertones. Full-bodied, with a serious density under the bright fruit and racy tannins. Give this some time. Best from 2010 through 2015."