Mocali Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 92] [WA 90]

Mocali Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 92] [WA 90]

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About the Winery:
Before the town of Montalcino achieved the fame by which we now know it, a small group of 25 vignerons banded together to form a consortium that would eventually become an international symbol of the high quality of Tuscan (and Italian) wine. Dino Ciacci, the founder of the Mocali estate, was one of these 25 vignerons who, in 1967, founded the Corsorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino. 

Mocali has always followed a traditional style of winemaking, aging their Brunello classico in only large French and Slavonian oak casks, and the wine has found a following far beyond the borders of Italy. In 1996, looking to expand upon their enormous success at Mocali, they resurrected what had been a neighboring farm and started production of the Poggio Nardone label. Poggio Nardone became an outlet for a more modern expression of Brunello: whereas the Mocali wines age exclusively in large oak cask, Poggio Nardone Brunello ages in 500 liter casks, about 1/4 of which are renewed each year.

Tasting Notes:
Ruby red garnet in the glass with flavours of ripe berry, spicy scents of vanilla, cinnamon and tobacco. The mouth is plush, soft and full, very persistent on the finish.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This is perfumed, exhibiting cherry, leather, spice and iron aromas. In the mouth, the cherry and plum flavors make way for assertive tannins. Comes together in the end, remaining fresh on the tobacco- and underbrush-accented finish. Best from 2021 through 2035. 1,600 cases imported." - BS (6/15/2018)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a dark and savory expression of Sangiovese from one of the most beautiful corners of Tuscany. This is a dark and velvety wine that is packed tight with black fruit flavors, spice and tobacco. It shows texture in the mouth and firm grip that reveals some astringency that still needs to be absorbed and softened with cellar aging." - Monica Larner (2/28/2018)

Wine Enthusiast:
"Scorched earth, leather and black-skinned fruit aromas come together on the nose. The dense palate offers raspberry jam, mocha and clove alongside chewy tannins. Enjoy 2020–2025." - Kerin O'Keefe (6/1/2019)