Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2012
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 96] [VM 93+] [WE 93]
Regular price $155.00 Sale price $129.97 Save $25.03
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is only produced in exceptional vintages. It is made with selected grapes and is aged for two years in barrels, subsequently released on the market six years after the harvest.
Intense and bright ruby red with garnet highlights, it expresses the typical aromas of violets and small red berries, followed by spicy nuances of walnut husk. The wine has a deeply-woven, robust texture with a persistent finish and well-rounded tannins.
Ratings & Reviews96 Points - James Suckling:
"Reserved and cool for this opulent vintage with red fruits and delicate herbal notes. This is a concentrated and deep wine with a ton of dry tannins. Great balance, too. I love the long finish with its minty freshness. Drink or hold." (April 4, 2018)
93+ Points - Vinous Media:
"Dark red with some amber at the rim. Sweet red cherry, Asian herbs and woodsy underbrush on the nose. Enters rich and ripe, then slightly more angular and tart in the middle, offering red berry and cherry flavors that are less flinty and herbal than those of the 2013 Brunello from San Polo. Finishes with lipsmacking acidity and an austere quality. Really needs a few years in the cellar to round out. This will likely turn out to be a very good food wine." - Ian D'Agata (Apr 2018)
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Aromas of ripe plum, underbrush, eucalyptus and star anise emerge in the glass. Polished and firmly structured, the palate delivers fleshy black cherry, strawberry jam, licorice and tobacco set against a backbone of youthfully assertive fine-grained tannins. Drink 2022–2030." - Kerin O’Keefe (5/1/2018)