2012 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino

- 750 ml
96
DEC
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$49.95
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Product ID
76623-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Riccardo Campinoti vinifies his far-flung vine plots apart, and all slightly differently. This blend has Sangiovese's signature bright red cherry fruit with rippling, savoury tannins. He's on delicious form. Drinking Window 2018 - 2027

Decanter | 96 DEC
Fresh and clean fruit with hints of crushed raspberries and flowers. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a bright finish. Clear and pretty. Precise. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink in 2017.

James Suckling | 94 JS
Silky and refined, featuring pure strawberry, cherry and floral flavors, with elements of leather, iron and leafy underbrush. The firm structure sneaks up on you as this builds to a long, detailed aftertaste. Very seductive. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,200 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.

Wine Spectator | 94 WS
Campinoti draws fruit for his normale from his vineyards in three different areas of the Montalcino zone, giving a wine that balances rich balsamic notes with brighter cherry flavors. Tight tannins cinch those fruit flavors and unwind to reveal notes of crunchy herbs and savory spices. Like his other 2012 bottlings, this feels coiled and tense now, and will reward a few years of cellaring. Vine Street Imports, Philadelphia, PA

Wine & Spirits | 93 W&S
Aromas of forest floor, baked plum, clove and a balsamic whiff of eucalyptus lead the nose. The firmly structured palate offers fleshy wild cherry, raspberry, star anise, tobacco and nutmeg alongside chewy tannins. Drink 2018–2024.

Wine Enthusiast | 93 WE
Bright, full red. Wild, musky aromas of raspberry, black cherry, bitter chocolate and coffee. Dense and vibrant, with intense and very clean crushed red berry and chocolate flavors. Finishes very long, with polished tannins for aging and astrong mineral underpinning. Lovely Brunello already now, but with outstanding material for long aging.

Vinous Media | 92 VM
The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino displays ripe fruit aromas of cherry confit, blackberry preserves and prune. Like many Brunellos I tasted from the 2012 vintage, this wine definitely shows some of the heat of the vintage. But it does not take away from the wine's other assets. It opens to a beautifully saturated ruby color with darker tones at the back. The bouquet is rendered more complex thanks to delicate tones of grilled rosemary, crushed mineral, cola and dried ginger. This Brunello ages in oak for three years. Some 25,000 bottles are produced.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 91 RP

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2012
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Le Ragnaie
Rating 96 DEC
Region Tuscany: Italian culture worships the concept of a shared meal, and their wines scream for a chance to be uncorked with your friends and family. The region's Mediterranean climate and hilly landscape combine to create a beautiful viticultural environment, where every chosen grape is brought to its full potential and transmuted into drinks worthy of gods. The vineyards are planted along the higher reaches of the hill slopes, creating a gorgeous view of the Italian landscape. Once your lips kiss the wine, you're sent spiraling down a veritable whirlpool of pure flavor, touching upon notes of sensuous cherry, nuts, floral hints and undertones of honey and minerals. The wines can be as sweet as a fresh summer romance, and carry an air of dignity and elegance about them that can stimulate your intellect for months as you contemplate the seemingly infinite intricacies and details in the texture. Tuscany is an important part of Italian viticulture, and sampling their wines is the closest you can get to visiting this heavenly region and experiencing the culture.
Type of Wine Brunello: As you indulge in some fine Brunello, and you gaze into the deep brown elixir, your tongue will almost pulsate with excitement, as rich flavors of black cherry, chocolate, black raspberry, and blackberry are woven together like a heartfelt poem. An earthy, leathery undertone provides excellent contrast next to all the fruit, rounding out the experience .
OWC No
Varietal Sangiovese
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