- Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 Product #29842 (In Stock)
"This is very strong showing from La Lecciaia, one of Montalcino's under the radar estates. The wines show gorgeous Sangiovese purity. The wines are fairly classic in style across the board. La Lecciaia's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is beautifully layered in the glass, with gorgeous intrigue, depth and personality all on full display. There is a sense of translucent finesse in the 2010 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, stone fruit, mint and wild flowers all grace the exquisite finish. What a pretty wine this is." Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 94 points
- Poggio Antico Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Product #31822 (In Stock)
One of Brunello's younger estates, Poggio Antico was founded in 1984 when current owner/winemaker Paola Gloder's father purchased 50 acres of clay and limestone vineyards in the southern part of the Brunello zone. It can be hot here - especially in 2011 - but Poggio Antico's vines grow on the highest plateau of this part of the zone at 1476 feet above sea level. Plenty of hot sun during the day gives ripeness while cooler, high altitude, nights help preserve freshness and acids may other growers lost during the warm growing season. This wine is fermented in cool tanks and then aged in classic, large, Slavonian oak casks to soften the wine without taking on any overt oak flavors. It’s a beauty right now and over the next 5-7 years.
“Bright aromas of candied cherry with citrus rind. Full body, firm and silky tannins with plenty of fruit and a clean and bright undertone. So delicious now to drink. Why wait?” James Suckling 93 points
“The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a rich and luscious wine that pulls you in with the first sip. The bouquet is very polished and bright with a wonderful aromatic presentation that spans from red cherry to blackberry and from dark spice to grilled herb. There's an impressive sense of harmony on the bouquet. The mouthfeel is slightly more abrupt and crisp with a clear streak of acidity that is so characteristic of Sangiovese. That zesty crispness makes this an excellent choice to pair with a hearty Tuscan meal.”Wine Advocate 91 points
- Voliero Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Product #30551 (In Stock)
Voliero is Andrea Cortonese of Uccelliera fame’s second project, and was supposed to mostly be wine to serve at his restaurant in Siena. With someone this talented in charge, the wines couldn’t be anything less than outstanding, and word quickly spread. Now the wines from Cortonesi’s second label are so popular, he doesn’t have any left to serve at his restaurant! The 2011 Brunello opens with sappy, woodsy aromas, and is beautifully ripe and bold on the palate. If you’re looking for Brunello that doesn’t require years and years of aging, this is it.
"Big and juicy still with loads of ripe-fruit and meat undertones. Full body, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Powerful for the vintage. From the owners of Uccelliera. Drink now: Why wait?" James Suckling 94 points
"Andrea Cortonesi's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino (from his second brand, Voliero) shows much of the winemaking detail and care that you find in his bread and butter brand, Uccelliera. The wine shows some signs of vintage ripeness. Bold cherry and blackberry aromas are followed by spice and toasted tobacco. This is a clean and focused Brunello that performs well on the all the senses. It offers soft tannins and bold fruit flavors. The style is youthful and approachable. The finish is exceptionally silky and smooth."Wine Advocate 92 points
- La Gerla Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Product #30789 (In Stock)
The 2011 La Gerla, from the warmer south of Montalcino, is a fleshy, rich, bottle of meaty, black cherry, Sangiovese yumminess. Drink it young (now-2025) for maximum delight. Tied for second favorite in our 2011 Brunello class!
"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is dark, sensual and inviting. Succulent red cherry, tobacco, mint, leather, sage and licorice flesh out in a radiant, open-knit Brunello that will drink well upon release. There is a lot to like here, especially the wine's immediacy. The 2011 is not especially complex, but it is beautifully balanced and harmonious from start to finish." Vinous (Galloni) 92 points
"Aromas of spice, bacon, smoked meat and ripe fruit follow through to a full body with round, silky tannins. Delicious finish. Sexy, opulent 2011." James Suckling 93 points
"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a compelling wine that I had the opportunity to taste at intervals several hours after opening the bottle. The wine showed a long and very interesting evolution. Moments after opening the bottle, it presented very dry aromas of pressed rose petal, red currant and dusty mineral. Hours later, the wine had gone into high gear with more articulate aromas of exotic spice and crushed clove. This fast-paced evolution leads me to believe that this vintage from La Gerla will not age as long as the excellent 2010 vintage."Wine Advocate 91 points
- Mastrojanni Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 Product #31872 (In Stock)
Lovely now and for years to come.
"Luminous red. Highly complex nose offers aromas of red cherry, raspberry, flint and violet, plus a touch of beef bouillon; this is a candidate for the most complex nose of the vintage. Then textbook Sangiovese flavors of flinty red cherries, licorice and minerals. Long and clean on the perfumed, highly mineral finish." Vinous (D'Agata) 93+ points
"Beautifully saturated and dark, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers a distinctively sophisticated personality. There's an air of nobility that is natural to Brunello, but that comes in limited supply in this warm vintage. You definitely get it here. The wine's bouquet offers a compelling medley of dark fruit tones that shift into savory spicy and balsam herb. Those automatic transitions are smooth and seamless. Another nice quality of the wine is that no one element overpowers or overshadows the other. It offers a great sense of balance. This wine has many cards to play and I am confident it will play them well over the next ten years of its evolution."Wine Advocate 94 points