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2012 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino

93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of plums and fresh thyme follow through to a medium to full body, chewy tannins and a lightly austere finish. Needs time to soften. Drink in 2020." (11/2016) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Underbrush, leather, sun-baked soil and chopped herb aromas emerge from this structured red. Loaded with personality, the palate delivers juicy layers of ripe Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, baking spice and pipe tobacco flavors, framed by firm, chewy tannins. It's a full-bodied wine that will reward several more years of cellaring. Drink 2019–2032. *Cellar Selection* (KO)" (1/2017)  


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2013 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $55) Back In Stock! Top Pick!
2013 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $55)

95 points Wine Spectator: "An intense perfume of juniper, bay laurel, sage, rose and berries marks this silky red. The structure is there, yet superb balance and refined tannins help this retain elegance through the long finish. Almost ethereal in its presence. (BS)" (3/2018) 94 points James Suckling: "A wealth of ripe fruit with spice, orange peel and cherry. Full body, fine tannins and a bright and vivid finish. Drink in 2021." (11/2017) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is absolutely unique in terms of its aromatic display. To me, the nose is particularly beautiful because I have a preference for balsamic note ...Read More » 


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2012 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $50) Top Pick!
2012 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $50)

93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of ripe strawberries and spicy tea follow through to a full body, chewy and polished tannins and a succulent finish. Balanced and pretty. Better in 2019." (11/2016) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fresh, alluring aromas of wild berry, pressed violet, dark baking spice and a whiff of new leather all come together in the glass. The firm full-bodied palate offers ripe black cherry, mature plum, cinnamon, licorice and a hint of tobacco. Chewy tannins and bright acidity provide support and balance. (KO)" (5/2017) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Frescobaldi family is becoming an ever more important force in the Mont ...Read More » 


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2012 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Decanter: "Pale shade. Autumn leaf and pressed rose petal on the nose. Very dense, soft round palate with chunky tannins. Cherry jam and hints of green walnut. Some grip in the finish." (6/2017) 92 points James Suckling: "A little earth but this show pretty floral and berry character. Hints of walnuts and meat. Full to medium body, a solid depth of fruit and a flavorful finish. Tangy at the end." (11/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Tenuta di Sesta 2012 Brunello di Montalcino presents evolved aromas of dried fruit, leather, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine opens to a dark garnet color with reddish colors that resemble ...Read More » 


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2015 Argiano Rosso di Montalcino Top Pick!
2015 Argiano Rosso di Montalcino

90 points Wine Spectator: "Graphite, raspberry and licorice aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this expressive red. Solidly structured, with fine harmony and a lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. (BS)" (9/2017)  


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2012 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Wine Spectator: "You can almost smell the countryside in this expressive red. Wild herb, underbrush, cherry and smoke notes weave throughout this supple red. Firms up on the finish while remaining fresh and resonant. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,500 cases imported. (BS)" (6/2017) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers a clear and bright quality of fruit. This wine really hits the high notes better than most others in its class. Stefano Cinelli Colombini and his team have done a fine job with this Brunello annata. Beyond the dark cherry and cassis are e ...Read More » 


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2012 Castello di Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $50) Top Pick!
2012 Castello di Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $50)

94 points James Suckling: "Here is a full-bodied Brunello with lots of dried fruit, orange peel and hints of spice. Full and velvety. Rich and opulent finish. Yet always in form. Drink in 2020." (12/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Castello Romitorio delivers yet another excellent set of wines from Montalcino. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is hearty and dark with enough grit and concentration to pair with classic Tuscan cuisine including steak, game meat or smoked cheese. The mouthfeel is textured and rich. Vibrant fruit and dark tones of black currant, plum, spice and pipe tobacco characterize the bouquet. ...Read More » 


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2012 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "A fresh and silky-textured Brunello with light cedar, berry and chocolate character. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a hazelnut aftertaste." (12/2016)  


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2012 Cordella Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $55) Top Pick!
2012 Cordella Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $55)

95 points James Suckling: "Fascinating aromas of dried oranges, blackberries and black truffles follow through to a full body, fine and integrated tannins and a flavorful finish. Very well-crafted. Made from organic grapes. Drink or hold." (2/2017) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Now made with organically farmed fruit, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers noticeable brightness that is evident both in terms of the wine's appearance and its aromatic intensity. The bouquet puts on a solid showing with blackberry, dried cherry, cedar wood, tobacco and a touch of bitter chocolate. The wine offers an even performance ...Read More » 


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2013 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Spectator: "Exuding cherry, strawberry and floral flavors tinged with iron, earth and spice notes, this ripe red is elegant in profile, tightly wound and deftly balanced, ending with a kick of fruit, spice and mineral elements. (BS)" (3/2018) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fruity aromas of wild red berry align with earthy notes of forest floor, new leather and fragrant purple flower. The smooth ripe palate offers juicy Morello cherry, star anise, orange zest and an earthy hint of game. It’s savory and loaded with personality. Drink 2021-2028. (KO)" (5/2018) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Lisini's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino opens ...Read More » 


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2012 Albatreti Brunello di Montalcino

93 points James Suckling: "A dense and rich Brunello with so much fruit. A wealth of blackberry and black cherry character. Dried mushrooms, too. Full and layered with plenty of tannins. Powerful. Goes on for minutes. Savory and intriguing. Drink or hold." (10/2017)  


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2012 Abbadia Ardenga "Piaggia" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Abbadia Ardenga "Piaggia" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Here's a delicious red that opens with appealing ripe plum, blue flower, tobacco and baking spice aromas. Velvety tannins and fresh acidity provide structure and balance, while while juicy black cherry, raspberry compote and licorice flavors envelope the palate. Drink 2019-2032. *Editors' Choice* (KO)" (4/2017) 93 points James Suckling: "I like the dried fruit to this red with blueberry and cherry undertones. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Polished and pretty. Very well done. Drink or hold." (2/2017)  


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2013 San Polino "Helichrysum" Brunello di Montalcino

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is an impressive wine with blackberry, currant and spice. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. A rich and structured young Brunello. Try in 2021." (11/2017) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Alluring scents of ripe plum, tobacco, underbrush, fragrant blue flower and a whiff of new leather set the tone. The taut tightly-knit palate delivers juicy black cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and baking spice framed in bright acidity and a backbone of assertive, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2023-2038. (KO)" (5/2018)  


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2012 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "I like the ripe-fruit and smoked-meat aromas to this. Subtle and complex. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and chewy finish. Needs time to soften. Very structured for the vintage." (11/2016) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Valdicava represents its own school within the greater Brunello philosophy. This estate (under proprietor Vincenzo Abbruzzese) crafts contemporary and modern wines with noticeable density and ever-present aromatic intensity. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino reveals a dark and inky appearance with bright ruby highlights that break through the backgr ...Read More » 


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2012 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Enticing perfumed berry, violet, new leather and a truffle scents emerge in this textbook Brunello. On the savory, full-bodied palate, licorice, clove and chopped herb flavors accent a juicy core of ripe black cherry fruit. Firm, refined tannins provide structure. It's already tempting but hold for even more complexity. Drink 2020–2032. *Cellar Selection* (KO)" (4/2017) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Austere, with dusty tannins corralling the cherry, strawberry, earth and tobacco flavors. The bright acidity keeps this focused, lingering on the dry finish. Very tight, with a lot of savor ...Read More » 


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2012 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino

93 points James Suckling: "Ripe and and dense red with meat and berry character. Some cedar and chocolate undertones. Full body, velvety tannins and a savory finish. Drink in 2019." (12/2016) 92 points Vinous: "Vivid red. Perfumed aromas of violet, rose and red cherry on the bright nose. Then dense suave and juicy, with enticing red cherry and spicy flavors that linger nicely on the vibrant finish. Lovely balance and sneaky concentration here. (ID)" (3/2017) 92 points Wine Spectator: "A dense, lush red, this delivers cherry, leather and spice flavors, with accents of earth and tar. Stays solid and long on the finish, the spice an ...Read More » 


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2013 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Vinous: "Luminous deep red. Captivating aromas of sweet red berries, cinnamon, violet and licorice. Then also very fruity in the mouth; refined, juicy red plum and raspberry flavors linger brightly on the fresh back end. Has a delightful red fruit cocktail quality that makes it practically impossible to put the glass back down. And though it is simply bursting at the seams with early appeal, this truly lovely Brunello will also age well. Unless my memory fails me, this may well be the best entry-level wine from Casanova di Neri that I have ever tasted. (ID) ...Read More » 


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2012 Salicutti "Piaggione" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Salicutti "Piaggione" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Vinous: "Good deep red. Captivating aromas of red fruits, coffee, mocha, violet, minerals and sweet spices. Very rich, dense and creamy, but with excellent lift, focus and energy giving shape and grip to the raspberry, red cherry, botanical herb and mineral flavors. This is a step up in concentration and depth compared to the majority of the 2012 Brunellos. Finishes with fine tannins and superb length. An outstanding vintage in the making for Salicutti. (ID) 95+" (3/2017) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Despite the warm growing conditions, yields were reduced significantly to achieve balance and ...Read More » 


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2012 Armilla Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Armilla Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "You could get lost in the enticing fragrance of this wine thanks to wild berry, blue flower, baking spice, chopped herb and saddle leather aromas. The smooth, elegantly structured palate is just as inviting, doling out juicy black cherry, raspberry, cinnamon and white pepper flavors. Polished tannins and fresh acidity lend balance and support. An impressive effort from this winery—one of Montalcino's little known gems. (KO)" (4/2017) 91 points James Suckling: "Dried berries and figs come through on the nose here, underlining the hot growing season. Full body, round and ripe tannins ...Read More » 


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2013 Banfi "Poggio alle Mura" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Banfi "Poggio alle Mura" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of blackberry and black truffle follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a gorgeous finish. Plenty of dried cherry to close. A pretty and focused red that needs two or three years to soften." (11/2017) 92 points Vinous: "Deep red. Violet, sour red cherry and flint on the lively nose. Then flavors of savory herbs, ripe red cherry and underbrush are nicely lifted and extended on the long finish by bright, harmonious acidity. Lovely Brunello that, unlike many other past vintages of Poggio alle Mura Brunellos marked by dark fruit aromas and flavor ...Read More » 


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2015 Castelgiocondo "Campo ai Sassi" Rosso di Montalcino

The Frescobaldis are one of Tuscany’s oldest wine families. They are based in Rufina, just east of Florence, and they have wineries in multiple zones across Italy. While their family history is definitely rooted in Florence, their estate in Montalcino, Castello di Nipozzano, defined Chianti Rufina in the US for decades. They are practiced royals, elegant and well spoken, even when it comes to sotto-voce, but when they talk about Montalcino there’s always a twinkle in their eyes. The estate is on the west-south-west side of Montalcino. 


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2013 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of orange peel and dark berry with plenty of plum and cherry. Sweet tobacco and mushrooms. Full body, juicy and fruity with firm tannins and a fresh finish. Complex and gorgeous. Fine and very long. Drink now." (11/2017) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino shows laser focus and a precise delivery of aromas that makes an immediate and satisfying first impression. This is a delicately assembled wine that shows the deft hand of the winemaking team behind the scenes. Bright fruit and cherry is connected, in a careful embroidery, to spice, leather, ...Read More » 


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2013 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

94 points James Suckling: "This is exotic yet chilled with a red fruit character overlaid with fresh flowers on the nose. Smoky. Medium to full body, firm yet lightly polished. Lovely fruit and subtly refined. Layered. Extremely fine and pretty." (11/2017) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I never have enough praise for the excellent work achieved at Uccelliera. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is another proud notch in Andrea Cortonesi's belt. This is a fine and elegant wine that wraps smoothly over the palate. It also has an immediate and accessible personality that means you don't need to wait too long to enjoy it ...Read More » 


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2013 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Wine Spectator: "This cuts more of a broad swath than its peers, yet remains graceful, evoking strawberry, cherry, tobacco and stony mineral flavors. Long and dense in structure, with a tobacco- and underbrush-tinged finish. Best from 2021 through 2033. (BS)" (6/2018) 93 points James Suckling: "The caramel and ripe fruit are impressive with some grilled meat too. Full body, firm and silky. A tight and exciting wine for the future." (11/2017) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Caparzo is my go-to producer when I'm looking for classic Brunello with a more accessible and immediate personality to pair with pasta or grilled steak. The 2013 ...Read More » 


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2013 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "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. (KO)" (5/2018) 96 points Vinous: "Very deep red. Flinty, floral red cherry and underbrush on the enticing, very pure, precise nose. Then silky and suave, with ripe red cherry, underbrush and savory spices lingering nicely on the long crea ...Read More » 


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2013 San Filippo "Le Lucere" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 San Filippo "Le Lucere" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Subtle and complete aromas of cherry, flowers, and orange peel. Full body, round and velvety tannins. So pretty and refined. Polished. A gorgeous wine. Drink or hold." (11/2017) 95 points Wine Spectator: "As much savory as fruity, this offers a fine balance between cherry, leather, spice and carob aromas and flavors. Rich yet lively, leaving a mouthwatering impression on the long, saline aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2035. 1,000 cases made. (BS, Web-2018)" 94 points Vinous: "Bright red. Perfumed aromas and flavors of pink flowers, sour red cherry and strawberry. Fresh and juicy but also dense and d ...Read More » 


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2013 Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Delicate aromas of new leather, wild berry, chopped mint and a balsamic whiff of eucalyptus come together on this stunning wine. The palate is still youthfully restrained, but already offers juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, star anise and a hint of truffle set against tightly wound, refined tannins. Bright acidity provides balance. It needs time to unwind and fully develop but promises to blossom into a stunner. Drink 2023-2038. (KO)" (5/2018) 96 points Vinous: "Luminous full red. The lively, perfumed nose combines red cherry, blueber ...Read More » 


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2013 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Wet earth, mushrooms, leaves and dark fruits. Some ash. Full-bodied, layered and juicy. Extremely long and flavorful. Love the intensity and beauty. Drink now or hold." (1/2018) 93 points Vinous: "Bright red with a pale rim. Blackberry, earthy spices, mint, minerals, game and violet on the very deep but still youthfully reticent nose. Dense, energetic, large-scale and brooding on the palate, offering floral flavors of red and dark berries and underbrush. Finishes extremely long, scented and subtle, featuring very suave tannins. Cellar this beauty for at least another five ye ...Read More » 


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2012 Cortonesi "Poggiarelli" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Cortonesi "Poggiarelli" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and dark Indian tea follow through to a full body, chewy and powerful tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Generous and structured. Try in 2020." (11/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This special vineyard site is located in the southeastern quadrant of the appellation known for more opulent and structured wines. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Poggiarelli lives up to this billing. The bouquet bursts open with immediate intensity. Bold cherry, blackberry, spice, clove and black truffle rise to the top. The mouthfeel shows mid-weight consistency ...Read More » 


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2012 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "There's a very complex and fresh nose with elegant red cherries, spices and light herbal nuances. Smells very fresh. The palate has beautiful focus and depth with effortless rich dark and red cherries cast amid perfectly proportioned silk-smooth tannins. Long and so focused, the finish is superb. Try from 2022." (4/2018) 98 points Wine Spectator: "This is bright, juicy and 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 throug ...Read More » 


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1999 Casisano-Colombaio Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

95 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* Loads of blackberry and toasty oak, with hints of coffee. Full-bodied, with big, silky tannins and a long, rich fruit, chocolate and vanilla aftertaste. Best wine ever from here. Best after 2006." (5/2005)  


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2010 Val di Suga "Spuntali" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing much riper fruit characteristics, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Spuntali offers dark fruit and blackberry backed by spice, leather and tobacco. This is a profound and powerful wine that is released as a Riserva with one extra year of bottle aging after the five years you get with a Brunello annata. The results are sophisticated and deep with many layers of fruit, spice and balsam herb. The wine feels young in the mouth thanks to the tight tannins and bright acidity. These qualities should help it age throughout the years. I like this expr ...Read More » 


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2012 Casanova di Neri "Cerretalto" Brunello di Montalcino New!
2012 Casanova di Neri "Cerretalto" Brunello di Montalcino

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto offers a prolonged, flowing and carefully massaged drinking experience that drapes over the senses with some studied intensity and lots of intriguing complexity. This wine nails that perfect balance between power and elegance (that elusive exchange that so many winemakers hope to achieve) with effortless precision. Bold cherry fruit and spice are tightly woven together. In the mouth, the wine shows texture, depth and succulence. Generally speaking, this is not my favorite vintage in Montalcino, but this wine sud ...Read More » 


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2013 Il Marroneto "Madonna delle Grazie" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sangiovese-whisperer Alessandro Mori has delivered another superstar wine with the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna Delle Grazie. The bouquet is detailed and fine with bright accents of fragrant red rose, red currant, cola, licorice, grilled herb and crushed white peppercorn. The bouquet is loose, light and buoyant, with a smooth and natural progression of building aromas. The mouthfeel, however, is direct, important and determined. It's that playful juxtaposition between the wine's soft side and its stern side that makes this such an interesting and ...Read More » 


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2007 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "A nice surprise. Great density and richness with layers of dark fruit and spice. Thick concentration and a bold, confident presentation. Plush texture, length and density. Age 5-10 more years." (5/2012) 93 points James Suckling: "Dark fruit, with roses, incense and nutmeg on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety and rich tannins and a long and delicious finish. Coffee bean and cedar undertone. Better than 2006. Drink now or hold." (1/2012) K&L Notes: The first scent of this Brunello smells regal; there is a powerful statement of place and for Poggiarellino that is marasca cherry that wild and game... Read More » 


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2012 Cortonesi Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Cortonesi Brunello di Montalcino

92 points Decanter: "Intense yet elegant, maturing black fruit aromas, heightened by notes of undergrowth, dried roses and oriental spices. Medium-bodied in the mouth with layered yet refined tannins, mobilising to a long, spicy finish. Drinking Window 2021-2030." (8/2017) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a fine expression of sweet cherry fruit, along with tobacco, wild herb and leather flavors. Precocious, with more impact up front than on the finish, yet with a good tannic structure and freshness. Best from 2019 through 2030. (BS)" (6/2017) 91 points James Suckling: "A little lean with berry, coffee and nut character. Medium bod ...Read More » 


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2013 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Vinous: "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 ...Read More » 


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2013 Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fossacolle has produced an excellent set of new releases. At the top of the list is the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino, which exhibits a spectacular level of inner balance and positive energy. There is a level of aromatic happiness or brightness here that denotes carefully ripened Sangiovese grapes. In other words, you can taste that the fruit has not been stressed by adverse weather conditions. The 2013 vintage is indeed harmonious across the board, and this wine demonstrates that fact. (ML)" (2/2018) 92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of cherry, coffee and orange peel follow through t ...Read More » 


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2001 Poggio Nardone Brunello di Montalcino

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Here is a vanilla- and cedar-infused wine that sparked discord among our panelists. One loved its complexity and spicy notes layered over ripe fruit, while another took issue with its stewiness. Plush tannins and fruit glide over a long finish." (4/2006) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of ripe fruit, jam and cedar follow through to a full-bodied palate, with a slightly earthy undertone. Beautiful and rich. Coffee and berry. Decadent. Best after 2007." (4/2006) 90 points Wine & Spirits: "Dark and concentrated, this is a lovely, soft Brunello with pure cherry fruit. The long, fragrant finish will add depth to r ...Read More » 


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2012 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Extremely floral with rose-petal and cherry character. Walnut and mushroom undertones. Medium to full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Citrus-rind undertones. Delicious, solid and harmonious wine. Drink or hold." (12/2016) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Forest floor, aromatic herb, dark spice and eucalyptus aromas come together with a floral twist. Bright and elegant, the palate shows succulent wild cherry, white pepper, star anise and chopped mint flavors. With its taut, fine-grained tannins and firm acidity, it needs time to unwind and fully develop. (KO)" (4/2017) 93 points Vinous: "Good ful ...Read More » 


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2012 L'Aietta Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Captivating wild berry, rose, chopped herb and baking spice aromas take center stage in this earthy, stunning wine. The palate mirrors the nose in vibrancy, delivering tight layers of wild cherry, star anise and white pepper notes. Fresh acidity and firm, refined tannins provide a polished framework. It's loaded with finesse and already delicious, but hold for even more complexity. *Cellar Selection* (KO)" (4/2017)  


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2013 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Ripe cherry and walnut with fresh herb undertones and spice. Full body, extremely fine tannins and a silky, textured finish. Very classic and balanced. Beautifully crafted. Drink or hold." (11/2017) Vinous: "Bright dark red. Savory herbs, tar and red cherry on the simple but pleasant nose. Flavors similar to the aromas and a suave, bright, easy-to-drink quality make for a Brunello that can be enjoyed now. (ID)" (4/2018) Wine Enthusiast: "Forest floor, wild berry, coffee and toasted oak aromas come together on this. The medium-bodied palate is on the lean side, offering sour cherry, t ...Read More » 


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2013 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Inviting aromas of wild red berry, new leather, rose petal, crushed herb and cake spice abound on this fragrant red. The radiant, elegant palate doles out succulent Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon and licorice while firm, glossy tannins and racy acidity lend an age-worthy structure and balance. (KO)" (5/2018) 94 points Decanter: "Alessandro Mori's Il Marroneto estate is located in the northern part of the zone, reaching up to an altitude of 400 metres. It comprises 6ha of vines planted between 1975 and 1984, on mineral-rich marine sand. The 2013 exhibits marvelous ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 375

94 points James Suckling: "Aromas of dried berries, strawberries, smoke and hints of mushroom. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Subtle and fine. Why wait? Drink now." (12/2016) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This opens with subdued, earthy aromas suggesting used leather, grilled sage, Mediterranean scrub and mature berry. On the hearty, monolithic palate, a pronounced licorice note and alcoholic warmth underscore the mature black cherry and clove flavors. Assertive tannins provide a tight framework. Drink 2020–2027." (4/2017)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
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