2012 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Prime Donne

Year: 2012
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 94+
Vinous Media: 90
James Suckling: 94
Red Wine
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"The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Prime Donne shows floral notes of pressed violet or red rose petal that distinguish it from its peers. Those delicate tones are very much in line with Sangiovese and it's nice to think that they have remained intact despite the hot growing season. Background notes of cassis, dried plum and spice fill in the rear. A dry mineral note that recalls polished river stone or crushed granite also appears. This wine boasts a terrific bouquet that is infused with elegance and grace. The mouthfeel is polished and streamlined. Perhaps the persistence is slightly shorter compared to the 2010 vintage, but this wine more than makes up for this thanks to the high quality of its aromas." (WA)

"Good full red with an amber rim. Balsamic nuances complicate tar and dark red cherry aromas and flavors. Enters sweet and round, then more austere and woodsy, with zingy acidity and youthfully chewy tannins providing support on the long finish. A bigger wine than the classic Brunello, but I’m not sure it’s a better wine." (VM)

"Very ripe fruit aromas and stones follow through to a full body with lots of fruit, ripe tannins and a spicy undertone. Delicious and flamboyant. Better in 2020." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Intense and deep ruby-red color. A red berry bouquet with hints of vanilla and earth. A richness of fruit and herbs on the palate with complex tannins that leave your mouth clean and ready for more. Powerful yet elegant and complex, with a long wonderful finish...like a true lady.