Parker-Monica Larner 92:The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a dark and well-saturated wine that puts on a very nice show. It shows immediate fruit and spice and delivers these characteristics in a very direct and matter-of-fact manner. This is a proud Brunello with no hidden messages or meanings. It portrays the grape with honesty, placing emphasis on freshness and silkiness of tannins. Sweet cherry and cinnamon make for cheerful end notes. Filippo Baldassarre Fanti has made a significant jump forward in quality with his 2010 releases. It will be exciting to see what he turns out next year and in the highly anticipated 2012 vintage. Suckling 94:A layered, rich wine with dried berry, peach pit and slightly bitter toasted oak. Full body, silky tannins and lots of rich, buttressed fruit. A structured, powerful wine. Needs three to five years to soften. Wine Spectator 94 Punkte: "A big, powerful red, with dense tannins and black cherry and blackberry flavors. Balanced in a muscular way, this remains tight and brooding despite the long, fresh finish. Shows potential.