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2012 La Ragnaie Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy

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  • 94 Wine Spectator
  • 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 93 Wine & Spirits
  • 92+ Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
  • 91 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

94

“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.”

94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

“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.”

93 Wine & Spirits

“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.”

92+ Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

“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 a strong mineral underpinning. Lovely Brunello already now, but with outstanding material for long aging.”

91 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

“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.”

Product Detail

Item # 99944
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino
Ratings

94 - Wine Spectator

94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

93 - Wine & Spirits

92+ - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

91 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit