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James Suckling

Evaluation: “93 score”
Very fresh and aromatic with flower and dark berry character. Some lemon rind, too. Full body, silky tannins and a flavorful finish. This is tight and muscular. Better than 2012. Drink in 2020.



Evaluation: “93+ score”
Deep red with a ruby tinge; darker than most other Brunellos being made today. Reticent nose hints at dark berries, coffee, cedar and aromatic herbs. Big, dense and supple, with thick but polished flavors of red and spicy dark fruit. Lasts long, exhibiting a multilayered quality on the tactile finish. A potentially knockout wine, but remember to decant this at least two-four hours ahead to let it breathe fully and develop more complexity.
Ian D’Agata

James Suckling

Evaluation: “92 score”
The aromas of dried leaves and dark berries are impressive. Full body, a dense center palate and lots of fruit and spices. Clear and vivid character. Drink or hold.

Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)

Evaluation: “88 score”
Here's a wine that has seen a terrific turnaround. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a dark and savory red wine with bold aromas of black cherry, dried plum, leather and cured meat. Tobacco and forest floor give the wine hints of exotic spice and herb. As the wine opens in the glass, it shows not-so-subtle tones of espresso and toasted coffee bean. This Brunello offers a very likable and immediate approach, and it should be consumed sooner rather than later.

Wine Enthusiast

Evaluation: “89 score”
This opens with ripe dark-skinned berry, underbrush and baking spice aromas, while the dense, robust palate offers black cherry jam, clove and licorice flavors. It's already accessible, with fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2021.

Jancis Robinson

Evaluation: “16,5 score”
Maturing mid ruby with orange tinges . Quite mature, ripe nose with concentrated. Fruit and an hint of mulch. Very attractive, tangy chewy cherry fruit that is long a little rich.
Richly tannic too. No shine wine this , but good balance  drink 2019-2028


Evaluation: “91 points”
A bright and fresh 2011 with dried fruit, plum and cedar aromas and flavors. Full body, firm tannins and a clean and crisp finish. Drink now.


Paradisone 2010 Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, has been judged by the world’s best wine professionals in the most comprehensive and authoritative wine competition in the world, and has been awarded.

TASTING NOTES –Earthy aromas permeate the bouquet, with rounded mushroom and savoury farmyard aromas front and centre. Focused dark cherry fruit is laced with tobacco and spice, tasting soft and luscious against sweetly gentle tannins. Classic and complex, this is a hugely attractive and thoroughly elegant expression.

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Evaluation: “92 points”
Paradisone's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is an intriguing wine. This is a decidedly powerful, at times rustic, Brunello, yet there is plenty of intrigue. Smoke, game, tobacco and licorice wrap around a powerful core of fruit in a virile, imposing Brunello with the structure to age. The 2010 is likely to remain a bit hearty, but there is plenty to like.


Evaluation: “95 points”
'A dense and layered Brunello with beautifully crafted tannins that are soft and polished. Full body, bright acidity and a savory aftertaste. Best ever from here. Drink or hold.
February 2015


Wine Enthusiast 11/2014

Evaluation: “87 points”
Paradisone 2009 Sangiovese (Brunello di Montalcino)
This opens with aromas of leather, toast, stewed black fruit and espresso along with a hint of underbrush. The palate is already evolved, and while it reveals dark cherry and notes of exotic spice, the fruit is fading fast, which makes the drying tannins even more evident.  — K.O.  (5/1/2014)

Godello a wine processor - 04/2014

Paradisone Brunello di Montalcino 2009, Tuscany, Italy (LCBO 0374215 $69.00, WineAlign)
Colle degli Angeli’s 2009 Brunello forges a dramatic relationship between grapes, climate and territory. When considered in relative terms to the ’07, the sugar is up a touch (2.3 g/L) and the alcohol down (14.5 per cent). Negligible numbers really but the phenolic make up results in a Sangiovese whose sink is full of funk, alcohol, suede and creamy glycerin. Like the ’07, the grapes come from young, self-willed and boisterous vines ready and willing to tackle both a modern age in Montalcino and the rigors of climate variation. While the azienda agricola may not yet be a household name, the wines are indicative of the goût du terroir as expressed in this rendition.

Decanter 2014

Evaluation: recommended / 89 points
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009


Merano WineFestival 2013

Evaluation: 86 - 89
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008

A very good wine of medium/high quality, harmonious, well done with various distinctive features. The aromas perceived give a good structure.

Tim Atkin MW blog 2013

Evaluation: “91”
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008

The 2008 Brunello is only the second release from Attilio Locati’s estate, but this is clearly a property to watch. This is serious stuff, with plenty of tannin and structure and the sweet fruit to match. Traditional, beautifully perfumed Brunello.
Drink: 2015-22


Wine Enthusiast 11/2014

Evaluation: “90 points”
Paradisone 2007 Colle degli Angeli Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello di Montalcino)
Started in 1988, the Colle degli Angeli Brunello project shows ripe blackberry and exotic spice that make for a smooth and velvety wine. The ripeness of the fruit gives the one a bold, chewy and immediate feel. — M.L.  (8/1/2013)

Godello a wine processor - 04/2014

Paradisone Brunello Di Montalcino 2007, Tuscany, Italy (LCBO 0374215 $69.00, WineAlign) Colle degli Angeli’s 2007 Brunello goes against the vintage’s grain by exerting a testosterone attitude in a chapter of predominantly feminine inclination. Butch‘s horse kicks up 15 per cent abv dust, in well-performed aggregate of high alcohol and a sugar quotient of only 1.8 g/L of rose perfumed fruit. Grips the tannic gun tight and outrides Brunello’s sacred laws of palturition. In other words, despite the grit, this ’07 gives birth to a young wine that is quite approachable. The kid performs a sun dance as per the warm vintage. New to Ontario’s market, it might be asked, “who are those guys?”

Konradine Selection 1/2014

Evaluation: 85
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007

The wine listed below achieved a score of 85 points and will thus be rewarded with *** stars (2 stars = good, 3 stars = very good, 4 stars = excellent, 5 stars = outstanding).
Registration number: W_202946 - 2007 Brunello di Montalcino

Wine Enthusiast 1/2014

Evaluation: “90”
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007

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Yearbook of the best Italian wines 2013 (Luca Maroni)

Evaluation: “89”
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007

Rarely one encounters a Brunello di Montalcino of such a fabulous softness on the palate as shown by Colle degli Angeli 2007 presented by Paradisone. A wine which sets itself apart not just by the acidic/soft equilibrium of its taste sequence, a wine presenting itself with clear cut and firm olfactory notes of morello cherry jam and the fresh mintiness of the oak. A wine whose commanding extractive mass gives a majestic fleshiness, great potency and expressive, harmonious, round persistency, a sweeping, hearty pleasurable experience. A top wine based as much on enologic characteristics as on mastery in the cellar. Congratulations
Overall quality index:
Overall IP: 89 (+4,71%); QQT: 3,97
Overall index: C: 32 - E: 29 - I: 28

VINTROSPECTIVE wine blog 12/2012

After buying the estate in 1985, the owners of Paradisone, hailing from Milan, lived for five years with the former owners to learn about the land and how to follow nature and not oppose it. Paradisone intends to produce a traditional style of Brunello and finds strength in “being small”. All preparations are made by hand, and there are no controlled temperatures before fermentation (only during). Rosso di Montalcino 2007 showed nice cherry fruit, spice, simple and refreshing. Rosso di Montalcino from the 2008 vintage was more open than was the 2007 and with more high-toned personality. 2007 marks the first vintage of Paradisone Brunello which showed on that day with pleasing cherry-cola, chocolate and menthol. Admittedly, these wines challenged me some insofar as I think they could have definitely benefitted from more air exposure, and I look forward to seeing how they behave with earlier bottle opening.

Merano WineFestival 9-12/11/2012
Evaluation: 80-85 very good
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007

A very good wine of medium/high quality, harmonious, well done with various distinctive features. The aromas perceived give a good structure.

Enogea 11/2012 (Masnaghetti)
Evaluation: “88 F”
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007

First vintage for Attilio Locati from Monza and right away a noteworthy result, maybe a little more attention has been paid to "wrapping" rather than to character (see the graphite note of the oak), but it is doubtlessly well endowed when taking into consideration the extraction's quality and amount. Length and good evolution possibilities.

Winetaste Il Gusto del Vino 11/2012 (blog Roberto Gatti)
Evaluation: “84 good”
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007

RC; nose with toasted aromas, spices, and leather; impressions in the mouth: juicy, warm, astringent, long. DC good 84.

Horeca Magazine 10/2012 (John Peeters)
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“Wine and Degustation” 09/2012
Evaluation: “8”
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007

Sangiovese; 14 months in new and used small barrels (barriques and tonneaux), then 24 months in big barrels and seven month in the bottle. 15% alcohol.
Rubyred with a brownish rim. Aromatic, flavoursome, and complex, with a little tar, cherry, and a hint of vanilla. An important wine, energetic and digestible . Opens up attemptingly when in the glass. The wood is nicely interwoven. Sweet tannins. Only 2650 bottles have been produced.

WineSurf 09/2012

Falstaff - 02/2012
Evaluation: “91 exzellent”
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 200
Glittering ruby-red with garnet coloured rim. Dense, multi-leveled nose, some tar and preserved cherries. Very nice density on the palate, builds up continuously, nice salty component, opens up with a gripping, dense tannin, long finish.

***** 5 stars
Paradisone Rosso di Montalcino 2013
"A dry and powerfull red wine - a wine that will open og become more accesable if decanted in a can a few hours before the meal. The wine has a lot of fruits, fresh acidity and a lot of soft tannins. Definitely best accompanying food."

Wine Enthusiast - 11/2014
Evaluation: “89 points”
Paradisone Rosso di Montalcino 2011
Opening aromas of crushed black cherry, blue flower, sweet baking spices and mocha carry over to the palate along with a hint of vanilla. It’s friendly, round and ready; enjoy now to capture the juicy fruit flavors.  — K.O.  (11/1/2014)

Godello a wine processor - 04/2014
Paradisone Rosso di Montalcino 2008, Tuscany, Italy (LCBO 0374223 $40.00, WineAlign)
Colle degli Angeli’s 2008 Rosso is a pillar of Sangiovese strength with more structure than most, in girth, density and anxiety. The debate may rage on the merits, yay or nay of such seriousness but knowing what you’re getting is half the battle. Not that this is anti-fresh (there is plenty of cherry extract and rosehip), but the layers of fruit, acidity and tannin go deeper, if a bit towards the earth’s crust. Now six years on, a full settling is not entirely likely, but kudos for the effort. Will drink best in 2015 and for two to three years after that.

Paradisone Rosso di Montalcino 2009, Tuscany, Italy (LCBO 0374223 $40.00, WineAlign)
The success of Colle degli Angeli’s Rosso 2009 lies in its attention to the details of territory. Like the 2008, it sweats the larger things, namely the tensions between soil, vine vigor and the carbolic acid activity by way of the grape’s extract. Breaking down cherry is the obvious aroma and by natural extension, the flavour. In ’09, a splintered and sinewy rusticity dominates the proportion so match it to a sauce, be it dressing up pasta or smothering a stew. The wine will benefit from the companionship.

Merano WineFestival 9-12/11/2012
Evaluation: 80-85 very good
Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2008

A very good wine of medium/high quality, harmonious, well done with various distinctive features. The aromas perceived give a good structure.