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2012 GIANNI BRUNELLI Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

GIANNI BRUNELLI Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012

197.61* CAD

$197.61* * Suggested retail price

  • 10 case(s) available

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Liquid Art
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 896357
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Speculative
  • Status
  • Status
  • Available
  • Country
  • Country
  • Italy
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita (DOCG)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Tuscany
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Classification
  • Classification
  • Riserva
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Sangiovese grosso 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    Gianni Brunelli was from an old Montalcino family. He dedicated his life to upholding the local traditions of great food, wine and hospitality. He became famous for all of the above at his legendary restaurant Osteria Le Logge in Siena "where customers are treated like friends and friends like gods". In 1988 he re-established his family's grape growing tradition at Le Chiuse de Sotto, a 2 ha vineyard below the hill town of Montalcino. An additional 4.5 ha vineyard named “Podernovone” has...

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Press reviews

  • - 96 Points -

    May 2018

    Plum, blue flower, star anise, leather and eucalyptus aromas mingle together on this polished fragrant red. On the taut medium-bodied palate, elegant tannins and fresh acidity balance wild cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and tobacco flavors. Loaded with finesse, it's already tempting but will develop even more complexity over the next decade.

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  • - 96 Points -

    February 2018

    The backbone of this Riserva comes from Gianni Brunelli's south-facing Vigna Olmo vineyard, located on the estate's Podernovone property in the southeast of Montalcino. It is their warmest site, and gives wine with plenty of structure. While not effusive at the moment, the nose hints at violets, rose and orange peel, while the palate takes a deeper tone showing iron, dark earth and black cherry. It's voluptuously textured with powerful, finessed tannins and lingering notes of stone and sweet herbs.

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  • - 95 Points -

    August 2018

    There is plenty of fruit here in the form of black cherry, plum and blueberry flavors, shaded by iron and tobacco notes. The tannins are assertive now, yet overall, this remains balanced, with a core of sweet fruit and a terrific finish.

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  • - 94 Points -

    June 2018

    The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a balanced wine that ultimately has succeeded in absorbing the excessive heat of the vintage with expert precision. The bouquet shows dark fruit aromas with candied cherry and syrupy crème de cassis. Those ripe aromas never get too heavy because the wine also exhibits polished mineral definition that adds sharpness and focus.

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