Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013 DOCG (Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 96] [JS 96] [WA 95+] [VM 94+] [WS 93]

Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013 DOCG
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 96] [JS 96] [WA 95+] [VM 94+] [WS 93]

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About this Wine:
Fugligni's Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a classic interpretation of the time-honored wine, made from pure Sangiovese grapes, grown exclusively from the estate's oldest vineyards. The vines are close to thirty years old, with excellent exposure and stony tuffaceous soil dating back to the Eocene epoch. The grapes are harvested in early fall, and macerate for about eighteen days in stainless steel, where the wine continues to age for five more months. It then spends thirty-six months in Slavonian oak barrels and six months in bottle before release. This masterpiece of a wine features a generous and vast aromatic profile that ranges from black cherry, to orange, ginger and rhubarb. The wine is extremely cellarable, even decades, if storage conditions are right.

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Rose, wild berry, camphor and a whiff of exotic spice float out of the glass along with a hint of new leather. Radiant and loaded with finesse, the taut, elegantly structured palate delivers juicy red cherry, strawberry compote, baking spice and licorice while fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity provide balance and support. Drink 2021-2035." - Kerin O'Keefe (5/1/2019)

96 Points - James Suckling:
"Very intense aromas of ripe dark fruit with plums and cherries, intermingled with aged meat, warm stones and sweet, dried-wood nuances. The concentrated palate has a suave and plush core with tannins building in impressive layers to hold a long, flavorful finish. Drink or hold." (Jan, 2019)

95+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Initially closed and shy, the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva needs a little extra time in the glass before it starts to shine. The wine is made according to a very classic blueprint that prizes delicate primary fruit freshness, fully integrated tannins (nudged forward by Slavonian oak casks) and bright acidity. Fruit for this wine is sourced from 20-year-old vines that deliver the added extract and concentration worthy of a Riserva expression. This wine is impeccably balanced and radiant. It drinks beautifully straight out of the gate, however, it has the natural DNA to assure a graceful aging future. Some 12,000 bottles were made." - Monica Larner (Jan 2019)

94+ Points - Vinous Media:

"Luminous deep red. Steely aromas and flavors of redcurrant, cranberry cocktail, and sour red cherry are complicated by cinnamon and minerals, while lifted by a bright violet topnote. Fresh, precise and focused, with harmonious lively acidity providing outstanding clarity and cut extending the flavors nicely on the long, suave, refined finish." Ian D'Agata (Mar 2019)

93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A dense, muscular version, this red boasts cherry, currant, tobacco, iron and wild herb aromas and flavors. Bright and juicy, with fine balance and a refreshing finish. Best from 2022 through 2040. 250 cases imported." - BS (Jun 15, 2019)