Indeed, there are some simpler, tart, uncharming, sometimes even green wines, but they by no means define the vintage. If anything, the vast majority of the 2013 Brunello seems to have benefited from the conditions. The wines are leaner and often not quite as concentrated as much 2012, for instance, but finer, often more precise and elegant. Also the differences in character, it seems to us, are much more prominent this year than they were last year. Not always, but strikingly often, we prefer the '13 Brunello to their '12 counterparts, and so should anyone who prefers finesse and elegance to sheer power, especially since the wines are by no means lacking in depth and complexity.