Indeed, there are also some simpler, tart, uncharming, sometimes even green wines, but they by no means define the vintage. By far the greater part of the 2013 Brunello seems to have rather benefited from the conditions. The wines are leaner and often not quite as concentrated as much of 2012, for example, but finer, often more precise and elegant. The differences in character, it seems to us, are also much more pronounced this year than they were last year. Not always, but remarkably often, we prefer the '13 Brunello to its '12 counterpart, and so should everyone who prefers finesse and elegance to sheer power, especially since the wines are by no means lacking in depth and complexity.