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2012 Talenti Brunello RiservaSangiovese from Italy


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  • 95 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
  • 93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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Riccardo Talenti and his family have crafted a bold and deeply saturated wine. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pian di Conte shows a contemporary side with soft cherry aromas followed by sweet spice and dark chocolate. It also delivers some of those tangy balsamic and licorice-like aromas that are so specific to Sangiovese from Montalcino. You get power as well as a good dose of authenticity with this age-worthy Riserva.

93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Deep red. Aromas of black plum, red cherry and licorice. Broad, ripe and rich; a dusty note adds complexity to the black plum and coffee flavors. Shows more texture and extract than the 2013 Brunello from this estate, but the herbal-licorice aspect makes it less easy to drink today. Finishes with substantial, broad but noble tannins. This just really needs time to develop in the bottle.

Product Detail

Item # 116890
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino

95 - Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate

93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

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