Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 93] [WA 92+] [VM 90+] [WE 90]

Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 93] [WA 92+] [VM 90+] [WE 90]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
This 100% Sangiovese Grosso is aged partly in Slavonian oak vats of about 30hl and partly in 5hl. tonneaux of French oak, for more than 3 years, followed by about one year in the bottle before release. Bursting at the seams with plum and cherry fruit sustained by firm, full structure and polished tannins.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - James Suckling:
"Some smoky notes with savory and sanguine aromas, as well as deeply spicy red cherries. The palate delivers an impressively concentrated core of red-cherry and red-plum flavor. The tannins are succulent and the depth is good for this vintage. Drink or hold." - (February 21, 2019)

92+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The Fuligni 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine. To my mind, it represents one of the best interpretations you will find from this difficult vintage that caused so much unease. The Fuligni family shows a deft hand, resulting in a wine that offers more balance, intensity and depth than a good majority of its peers. It opens to a compact and streamlined style, but it follows through with an articulate set of aromas including cassis, red rose, camphor ash and aniseed. The mouthfeel is thin in texture but lengthy in flavor and freshness. This is a very traditional expression of Sangiovese in heart and soul. Some 20,000 bottles were made." - Monica Larner (31st Jan 2019)

90+ Points - Vinous Media:
"Moderately saturated bright red. Raspberry, cassis, licorice and sexy, spicy tarry oak on the nose. Savory and fleshy on the palate, with a pungent acidity to the ripe red cherry, mocha, floral and mint flavors. Finishes long, with an at once saline and sweet taste profile. Good intensity but seems a little disjointed presently with the ripe creamy fruit notes not in harmony with the acid spine. Needs a couple years to expand and balance in the bottle." - Ian D'Agata (Mar 2019)

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
Alluring aromas of strawberry, violet, tilled earth and cake spice shape the refined nose. Taut and youthfully austere, the linear, rather light-bodied palate evokes crunchy cherry, powdered sage, orange zest and star anise alongside firm acidity and polished tannins. Drink 2022–2026." - Kerin O’Keefe (5/1/2019)