Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012 DOCG (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 98] [WS 98] [VM 96+] [WE 96] [WA 92]

Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012 DOCG
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 98] [WS 98] [VM 96+] [WE 96] [WA 92]

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About the Winery:
Fuligni was founded in 1923 in the province of Siena. Today the winery is owned by Roberto Fuligni and the winemaker is Paolo Vagaggini. Fuligni currently has 30-32 acres under vine. The Fuligni range is a complete cross-section of Montalcino offerings, Rosso, Brunello, Super Tuscan, and yearly production goes from an average of 50,000-60,000 bottles.

About this Wine:
100% Sangiovese. Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is Fuligni’s crème de la crème, issued in the finest years. Élevage is also in French and Slavonian oak, for an additional year (totalling five years in big vats and tonneaux). After over a year of bottle age, it shows remarkable elegance and complexity, and a beautiful bouquet of marasca cherries, tobacco and mint, with a lovely, long finish.

Ratings & Reviews

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." (Apr 2018)

98 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"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." - BS (June 2018)

96+ Points - Vinous Media:
"Bright saturated red. Deep, pure aromas of raspberry, licorice and minerals; a whiff of white pepper and aromatic herbs emerges with air. Sweet, dense, chewy and powerful, offering superb depth and nuance to the rich red cherry, licorice and potpourri flavors. Tactile, serious and extremely long on the fine-grained, lifted finish. Yet another great wine from Fuligni, and a knockout Brunello Riserva." - Ian D'Agata (Apr 2018)

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Enticing scents of iris, violet, perfumed berry and cake spice mingle with whiffs of balsamic and menthol. Full in body, but boasting a weightless elegance, the palate delivers juicy wild cherry, raspberry preserve, cinnamon and licorice. Taut, polished tannins provide structure and finesse while fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink 2022–2032." - KO (May 2018)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"From the moment you put your nose into the bouquet, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva gives off heat, ripe fruit and power. Brunello from this warm vintage tends to be bold, muscular and emphatic, and this wine definitely supports that claim. Black cherry, prune and plum at the core are surrounded by soft oak spice and cinnamon. The Fuligni winemaking team has done its best to tame the fruit (and allow for the more delicate aromas to emerge), but this wine moves toward the bigger side of the Brunello spectrum nonetheless." - Monica Larner (Feb 2018)