2012 Il Marroneto: Another 99 Points For The “Sangiovese Whisperer”


Alessandro Mori is the undisputed Sangiovese whisperer
Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate


Yet again, the gregarious Alessandro Mori has been awarded the highest score by the Wine Advocate for his 2012 vintage. Il Marroneto’s Brunellos are some of the most elegant and age-worthy in Montalcino, demonstrating extraordinary breeding and grace.

“[Alessandro Mori] takes this workhorse grape and gives it a platform to articulate its most hidden and intricate inner feelings and sentiments … The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna Delle Grazie is a phenomenal wine that speaks so highly of the potential of the mighty Tuscan grape, Sangiovese”, says Monica Larner.

The plaudits don’t just stop there. Praise has poured in thick and fast from every notable wine critic and journalist.

Though this charming winery is no longer an insider’s secret, we are fortunate to have a small allocation available for the UK. Prices and demand have soared for any available vintage on the market and they are by no means easy to come across.

The 2012s from Il Marroneto are exceptional. We recommend registering your interest now to avoid disappointment.

2012 Brunello di Montalcino,
Il Marroneto
£220 per 6 Bottles In Bond
£85 per Magnum In Bond

This is a bright and very tight red wine that will benefit from more years to flesh out further. All those budding aromas of wild berry, licorice, cola, and blue flower are strategically in place and ready to explode in time. The wine opens to a luminous dark ruby color and a compact mouthfeel that is spicy and fresh on the close. This is an impressive annata wine that shows the personal evolution of a man and his estate.
96 points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

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2012 Brunello di Montalcino "Madonna delle Grazie",
Il Marroneto
£452 per 6 Bottles In Bond
£165 per Magnum In Bond

This is a phenomenal wine that speaks so highly of the potential of the mighty Tuscan grape, Sangiovese. This wine mirrors all the greatest attributes of the 100-point 2010 edition. Most significantly, it delivers profound purity and a most authentic varietal voice that sings both the high notes and the bass-baritone… This is a true gem of Italian enology and sadly only 6,200 bottles were made.
99 points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

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