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2007 La Gerla Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy

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"Deep ruby with orange tinge. Very Sangiovese with a mature edge to it but not yet fully open. Touch of farmyard? Lovely concentration with the merest suggestion of oak. Intens...

  • 95 Wine Enthusiast
  • 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 90 Wine Spectator
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95

"Ripe fruit and red cherry with spice, cinnamon and wood shop aromas characterize the youthful bouquet of La Gerla's latest Brunello. But there’s also a pretty tonic, mineral tone that gives the nose backbone and definition. It is delicate and feminine in the mouth with elegant flavors of wild berry and blue flower that will surely grow in intensity as the wine evolves. Give it 10 more years. Cellar Selection" (05/12)

92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Aromas of dried fruits, with hints of coffee cake. Full body, with a light jam and coffee character. Bright acidity." (01/12)

90 Wine Spectator

"Exuding plum, cherry and oak spice notes, this rich, round red is open, with moderate tannins underneath. Stays focused, as good acidity drives the finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,900 cases made. -BS" (08/12)

Product Description:

"Deep ruby with orange tinge. Very Sangiovese with a mature edge to it but not yet fully open. Touch of farmyard? Lovely concentration with the merest suggestion of oak. Intense fruit finish with persistent tannin keeping the attention span. (WS) Drink 2013 to 2020" - 16.5 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages

Wine:
"Opens with a gorgeous bouquet of dark raspberries, flowers, tobacco and French oak, that melds seamlessly onto the palate, where this sweet, layered wine reveals its considerable pedigree. Deceptively medium in body, this expansive, vibrant wine offers tons of fruit supported by ripe, firm tannins. The finish is long, sweet and fresh." - Importer

La Gerla:
"The La Gerla property is situated at 320 metres above sea level, on the gentle slopes below Montalcino. This small wine estate has established itself as one of the great crus in this territory in the heart of Tuscany, delineated by the Orcia and Ombrone valleys. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why, in recent years, La Gerla has received consensus and high points in the best guides and trade publications, as well as appreciation in wine stores and restaurants. Could it be that our clients, when they taste a glass of Brunello Birba, perceive in the bouquet, some of the love of those that made the wine?" - Importer

This was also rated 88 points in the International Wine Cellar, and 87 points in the Wine Advocate.

Product Detail

Item # 65102
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino
Ratings

95 - Wine Enthusiast

92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2007
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit