2001 Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate Riserva

Year: 2001
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$59.95

BACK STORY: FROM MY SUPPLIER I HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH FOR YEARS, FROM HIS PERSONAL CELLAR NEVER SEEING LITE OF DAY!!..I HAVE JUST TASTED AND BOUGHT REMAINING INVENTORY!!..PRISTINE AGED PRODUCT FOR PENNIES!!

"Berry and cedar character, with lots of vanilla and blackberry on the aftertaste. Full, chewy and long. Best after 2009. 170 cases made." (WS)

"Mocali has two 2001 Riservas on the market. The 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is big, richly-textured wine loaded with black cherry fruit framed by firm yet well-integrated tannins. It offers outstanding persistence and a long, clean finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. The estate’s 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna delle Raunate is made in a sweeter, riper style. It possesses notable richness in its dark cherries, menthol, herbs and spices, with lovely inner perfume and a fresh, vibrant personality." (WA)

"Mocali has two 2001 Riservas on the market. The estate's 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna delle Raunate is made in a sweeter, riper style. It possesses notable richness in its dark cherries, menthol, herbs and spices, with lovely inner perfume and a fresh, vibrant personality." (VM)

Winery Notes:
100% sustainably farmed Sangiovese Grosso. Only made in 5 star vintages, this Riserva is delicious, balanced incredible value compared to the likes of other high end winerys. To make this sublime riserva, Mocali grapes from its oldest vines. After a cold soak and long primary fermentation in stainless steel, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in wood to add richness and structure. Then the wine ages 4 years in French oak to produce a rich, luscious wine that unfolds in layers of complexity.