2012 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino (750ml)

Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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Review Score: 93RAS, 92WA, 92WE, 91V
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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Elegant and pure, this is drinkable now with a lovely detailed midpalate and lengthy refined finish. Not a blockbuster, capturing the finesse of the vintage.

93 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Jul 2017)

The La Poderina 2012 Brunello di Montalcino does a terrific job and never strays far from the Sangiovese path. This is a light weight and buoyant wine with vibrant berry tones, dark fruit, plum, spice, tobacco and pressed violets. The bouquet is authentic and shapely without being too bold or overly intense. The effect is seamless, in fact with a long and silky line of aromatic descriptors that reach a nice place of unity and harmony. The mouthfeel shows similar integration with some refreshing brightness at the back. The finish is a tad short.

92 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 229 - Feb 2017)

Subtle dark-skinned berry, brown spice, leather and truffle scents gently lift out of the glass. The palate is polished and full-bodied palate, with licorice, clove and white pepper notes underscoring a juicy black cherry core. Firm, refined tannins provide structure. Drink 2019–2027.

92 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Apr 2017)

Good medium red. Expressive, bright aromas of red berries, pomegranate and underbrush. Then bright and fruity, with well-integrated acidity giving shape to the wine and its saline, vibrant and very pure red berry and cherry flavors. Most impressive today on the fine-grained, taut finish, which displays sneaky length if not mindblowing complexity, but I expect that to change with another five or six years of cellaring.

91 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Mar 2017)