Press Reviews


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Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino 2010

“Pale ruby with broad orange rim. Savoury, minerally nose that is a little closed on the fruit. Elegant, transparent palate, almost Burgundian in style and with cherry and hints of dried fruit. Muscular tannins that never overwhelm the fruit. Distinct and original.” (WS) Drink 2018-2030 17.5

Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Fonte Lattaia 2010

“Mid ruby with broad orange rim.
Complex balsamic nose with a hint of cardamom, but doesn’t look like this comes from oak. Supple and sleek and with polished, firm tannins on the finish. Would love to see this with more age.” (WS) 14.5% Drink 2018-2036 17+

Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Pian Bossolino 2010 

“Just mid ruby with bricky rim.
Perfumed cherry nose with notes of garden herbs and a hint of cardamom. Lots of ripe fruit on the palate matched by rich, grainy tannins. Not ready by far and something for Barolo lovers. Long and complex finish with lots to chew on.” (WS) 14.5% Drink 2018-2038 17.5    


Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Score 96 James Suckling

“Wonderful aromas of ripe fruit such as plums, and grilled meat. Then it shows fresh soil and sliced mushroom. Full body with super-silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Balanced and spicy on the finish. A beauty.” Drink or hold. -JS 


Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Fonte Lattaia 2010

Score 95 James Suckling

“Lots of dried bark, mahogany, leather and spice character on the nose and palate here. Full body, soft, silky tannins and a long, powerful, focused finish.” Drink or hold. -JS


Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Pianbossolino 2010

Score 95 James Suckling

“Lots of berry, dried-mushroom and cedar aromas follow through to a full body with super- integrated tannins and layers of dried berry, chocolate and cedar on the finish. Delicious and intense.” Drink now or hold. -JS


Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino 2009

Score 90 Monica Larner (Wine Advocate) WA #211 (Feb 2014) 

“Mario Bollag’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a pretty, opulent offering that is loaded tight with earthy sensations, dried cherry, tobacco, barbecue smoke, bacon fat and even a fragrant touch of crushed rose. The wine is already very open and accessible, and should be consumed in the not too distant future. There’s a tight, biting quality to the tannin that should relax shortly.”

Drink: 2016-2021


Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2005

Wine Advocate, #194 May 2011

92 Points

“The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva from Terralsole reveals a gorgeous, centered core of dark red fruit. This is a relatively understated Brunello with a taut, yet delicate personality and enough vibrancy to develop nicely for a number of years.” Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023. -Antonio Galloni


Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2005  

Wine Enthusiast

“This Riserva Brunello delivers savory, brambly characteristics of moist earth and pressed blue flowers backed by forest berry and black cherry flavors. The mouthfeel is compact and clean with crisp acidity on the close.” – ML (Monica Larner)


Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino 2007

93 Wine Enthusiast

“Shows balance and integration and a dark, inky appearance. Blackber- ry, plum cake, cinnamon bun, leath- er and tobacco aromas. Chewy, ripe mouthfeel frames plush fruit, while the dusty, structured finish features loads of dried tobacco leaf.” – M.L.


Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino 2007 Riserva

94 Wine Enthusiast

“This is a modern and deeply layered Brunello with soft cherry and tobacco aromas backed by chocolate, cookie dough, caramel, licorice and even a touch of dusty white pepper. The chewy pulpiness of the fruit is very attractive, giving the wine extra intensity and softness in the mouth.” – M.L.


Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino 2006

92 Wine Enthusiast

“Brunello is the perfect winter wine to enjoy by a roaring fire with friends or a romantic partner. This expression from Terralsole is particularly well suited to this happy fate thanks to its silky, soft nature, firm tannins, spice aromas and bursting fruit tones.” – M.L


Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino 2004 RISERVA

96 Wine Spectator  – Top 100Wines of 2010

“This changes all the time as you taste it, with aromas of dark fruit and porcini mush- room turning to cigar box and dried flow- ers. Full-bodied, with masses of fruit and chewy tannins. Really powerful and long. Best after 2011. 1,450 cases made.” –JS


Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino 2005 RISERVA

92 Wine Enthusiast

“This Riserva Brunello delivers savory, brambly characteristics of moist earth and pressed blue flowers backed by forest berry and black cherry flavors. The mouth- feel is compact and clean with crisp acidity on the close.” – M.L.


Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino 2005

Wine Enthusiast

“Here’s a Brunello that opens with notes of black fruit, forest berry, cherry cola and exotic spice. This is a harmonious and traditional wine that reflects many of the elegant characteristics of the beautiful Tuscan territory that shaped it.” – M.L.


SOLISTA SYRAH Indicazione Geografica Tipica TOSCANA 2005

92 Gismondi Wine

“Lots of smoky, licorice, meaty, peppery, floral, black cherry, tobacco leaf, savoury, spicy, cooked carrot aromas. Dry, somewhat tannic palate with good acid- ity and concentration if a bit austere right now. Black cherry, spicy, mineral, plum, licorice root, savoury, clove, floral, smoked meat, roasted pepper flavours. Good finesse and elegance for syrah, needs 2-5 years or try with roast lamb. Grown in a chalky soil at low elevation in Montalcino.” S.T. – GISMONDI WINE


SOLISTA SYRAH Indicazione Geografica Tipica TOSCANA 2006

93 Wine Spectator

“This has an amazing nose, with subtle yet complex aromas and flavors of roasted meat, dark fruit and light toasty oak. Full and supersilky, with an almost creamy texture. The fruit is dense, but all in bal- ance. I can’t wait to see how this evolves. Best after 2012. 555 cases made.” –JS


COLDORO MERLOT Indicazione Geografica Tipica TOSCANA 2005

88 Wine Enthusiast

“This wine offers an aromatic med- ley of sweet cherry fruit and chalky mineral tones. This Merlot has great texture and a threadwork of blueber- ry fruit, Pez candy and drying, dusty tannins on the finish.” – M.L.


COLDORO Merlot Indicazione Geografica Tipica TOSCANA 2006

87 Wine Spectator

“Full and soft, with tobacco and berry aromas and flavors, followed by a light vanilla and berry aftertaste. Best after 2011. 500 cases made.” –JS


PASTICCIO Indicazione Geografica Tipica TOSCANA 2005

55% Cab Franc, 30% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese

87 Wine Spectator

“Perfumed and pretty, with floral and berry aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit and chewy texture. Best after 2010. ” –JS

89 Wine Enthusiast

“A distinctive wine with firm, brooding notes of black fruit, kirsch and dried Mediterranean herbs. This is a fine-grained and elegant wine with chiseled graphite nuances and rock-solid tannins. It has great potential: Drink after 2010.”


PASTICCIO Indicazione Geografica Tipica TOSCANA 2006

55% Cab Franc, 30% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese

93 Wine Spectator

“This has an amazing nose, with sub- tle yet complex aromas and flavors of roasted meat, dark fruit and light toasty oak. Full and supersilky, with an almost creamy texture. The fruit is dense, but all in balance. I can’t wait to see how this evolves. Best after 2012. 555 cases made.” –JS