As mentioned in part 1 of this long article, I believe that the 2018 vintage offers better Brunellos than is commonly believed. Clearly, the wines are generally lighter-bodied than usual, and many are nothing more than very high-quality Rosso di Montalcino wines, but many of the 2018 Brunellos are in fact much more than that with some being downright stellar. The 2017 Riserva wines pay instead a price to the extremely hot vintage, with most being forward and ripe, but here too there are gems to be had. Clearly, you may not buy as much you normally would, but that does not mean the two vintages should be skipped over altogether. So read away and start your wine buying engines!
La Casaccia di Franceschi.