Thursday, July 19, 2018

Great Brunello di Montalcino

A couple of 97 Point 2013 Brunello's

2013 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino....$75.98
Luminous red. High-pitched aromas of sour red cherry, raspberry, rose, stainless steel, white pepper and minerals. Dense and silky in texture but displays great juiciness, clarity and floral lift; the lively but harmonious acidity really lifts and frames the bright red and mineral flavors. Totally saturates the palate and yet comes off as virtually weightless. This hauntingly beautiful wine showcases everything Brunello can be when made from an ultra-competent producer farming Sangiovese vines that grow in what is a real grand cru section of the much too large Brunello di Montalcino denomination.
Rated 97/100 Antonio Galloni Vinous

2013 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino...$69.98
Delicately scented, this offers underbrush, pressed violet and wild berry aromas. It’s medium-bodied and loaded with elegance, delivering crushed raspberry, Morello cherry, licorice and a hint of pipe tobacco set against taut, refined tannins. Bright acidity provides balance. It’s a bit austere at this stage but will develop beautifully.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Enthusiast

An Pair of Epic 2012 Brunello Riserva

2012 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva $176.98
Bright and juicy, this is packed with cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral aromas and flavors. Linear in shape and tightly wound, yet very pure, with a long, detailed aftertaste that pulls all the elements together. Best from 2021 through 2040. 350 cases imported.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Spectator

2012 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva $176.98
Heady scents of chopped herbs, woodland berry, forest floor, new leather, dark spice and violet are just some of the aromas you’ll find on this fragrant wine. It’s savory and loaded with finesse, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice, orange zest and pipe tobacco alongside firm yet polished tannins and fresh acidity. A tangy mineral note graces the lingering finish. It’s still young and needs plenty of time to fully unwind and develop. Drink 2027-2042.
Rated 100/100 Wine Enthusiast

Rated 98/100 Vinous Media

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