2003 Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate 1.5 L

Year: 2003
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$119.95

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!!

"There's pretty cherry and plum character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with generous fruit and a long, caressing finish. Long and pretty. Best after 2009. 500 cases made. -JS" (WS)

"The single-vineyard 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate possesses noticeably more definition, clarity and freshness than the regular bottling. Candied, open aromatics lead to a sumptuous expression of sweet dark fruit, flowers, spices and menthol. This authoritative Brunello has a wild, unrestrained personality which I found completely engaging. It is without question an overachiever in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2018. " (WA)

"The single-vineyard 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate possesses noticeably more definition, clarity and freshness than the regular bottling. Candied, open aromatics lead to a sumptuous expression of sweet dark fruit, flowers, spices and menthol. This authoritative Brunello has a wild, unrestrained personality which I found completely engaging. It is without question an overachiever in this vintage." (VM)

Winery Notes
Mocali is a 35-acre estate in Montalcino that was acquired by the Ciacci family in the 1950s. It is still run by the Ciacci family and produces about 90,000 bottles of Brunello annually. Wine Advocate has often awarded the estate’s wines ratings in the low-90s and the journal described a 2008 Brunello as “a gorgeous, beautifully balanced wine from start to finish. Hints of sweet tobacco and dried flowers add perfume on the mid-weight, inviting finish.”