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2013 La Gerla Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy

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

"The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is elegant, balanced and bright. The pretty luminosity of the wine's appearance helps to underline this positive impression. The bouquet is nuanced and layered with dried fruit aromas that segue to spice, tar and balsam herb. You get sassy aromas of licorice, tar and cola on the close."

93+ Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

"Bright red. Pure and very flinty nuances complement aromas and flavors of strawberry-rhubarb and wild berries on the nose and palate. Dense and juicy and boasting a focused, penetrating mouthfeel, this finishes long and clean with a very strong note of licorice. Best classico Brunello from La Gerla in some time."

93 Wine Enthusiast

"This opens with intriguing aromas of smoke, grilled herb, pressed violet and a whiff of strawberry compote. The luminous, savory palate doles out crushed raspberry, juicy Marasca cherry, clove and licorice alongside bright acidity and taut, ultrarefined tannins. A saline note lingers on the close. It's ethereally elegant and will age well for years. Drink 2021–2033. -KO"

93 Wine & Spirits

"Fruit for this wine comes from La Gerla’s original property in Canalicchio, north of the Montalcino town walls, and from the estate’s 13 vineyard acres in the southern zone of Castelnuovo dell’Abate. Aged for three years in large Slavonian casks, it combines the elegant aromas of the north with the powerful tannins and intense ripeness of the south. Lithe and lively, the wine’s flavors expand in layers of fresh cherry, roasted fennel and tobacco, woven together by taut tannins. Firmly structured, with ample freshness, this has the potential to improve for at least a decade."

92 Wine Spectator

"Camphor and eucalyptus aromas and flavors mingle with cherry, vanilla, earth and milk chocolate notes in this dense, beefy red. Muscular tannins line the finish. Stays fresh and long. Best from 2021 through 2033. 3,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. — BS"

91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Aromas of ripe berries and hints of chocolate. Medium to full body, round tannins and a fresh finish. Fruity and fun. Drink now."

Product Detail

Item # 117716
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino
Ratings

94 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

93+ - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

93 - Wine Enthusiast

93 - Wine & Spirits

92 - Wine Spectator

91 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit