"This is a gorgeous deep ruby to garnet color. Amazingly complex nose! Savory herbs, red cherry, mushrooms and fennel are intricately woven. Drop dead gorgeous on the palate. Wow! Fresh, juicy and so well balanced. One of the best from the vintage that I’ve tasted. Huge cherry, porcini, tobacco and soft vanilla notes are excellent and persistent. A masterpiece."
98 points - John Fodera, Tuscan Vines, Feb 2023
95 points - Daniele Cernilli, Doctor Wine, Dec 2021
"Balsam herbs, cocoa and sweet white smoke give way to crushed black cherry and plum as the 2017 Brunello di Montalcino blossoms in the glass. This is elegance personified, silky, deep and round, yet delivering a core of saline minerality that creates a savory sensation - umami, in a way - with masses of ripe red fruits and confectionary spices to contrast. The tannins are sweet and round, presenting a chiseled structure; yet it's not forceful. This tapers off with a tart twang of sour wild berries under an air of lavender and violets. Wow; there is so much concentration and depth here, but also balance. In fact, there's hardly a sign of this being from a difficult vintage. While I expect it will have a shorter life than an Uccelliera Brunello from a classic year, the 2017 should not be missed."
94+ points - Eric Guido, Vinous Media, Nov 2021
"The Uccelliera 2017 Brunello di Montalcino does a great job showcasing that extra power and brawn of the vintage and the richer textural structure of the southern side of the appellation. The bouquet is up front and beautifully measured with lots of red and purple fruit definition followed by spice, tar and earthiness. What sets this wine apart in this hot and dry vintage is the mouthfeel. It delivers fiber, flesh and soft tannins."
94 points - Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, Feb 2022