2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Ripaccioli

Canalicchio di Sopra, Tuscany, Italy

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The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a beautifully saturated expression, with gorgeous density and presence. The bouquet is carefully considered in terms of its power and intensity (remember, this was a hot and dry vintage, and ripening was accelerated as a result). It shows lots of varietal character and definition without ever going overboard or feeling too soft or ripe. In fact, this Riserva is surprisingly tonic and firm deep down. It sweeps over the palate with sweet, plush and softly velvety waves of fruity flavors.
95 Points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate


Some satisfyingly dense Sangiovese-driven aromas on the complex nose. This wine positively strokes the palate – or do I mean the drinker? Lots of pleasure here anyway… Drink 2017-2024.
17 Points, Jancis Robinson MW

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