2012 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Year: 2012
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 98
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 96+
James Suckling: 98
Wine Enthusiast: 96
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$199.95

VERY VERY LIMITED!

"Bright and juicy, this is packed with cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral aromas and flavors. Linear in shape and tightly wound, yet very pure, with a long, detailed aftertaste that pulls all the elements together. Best from 2021 through 2040. 350 cases imported. -BS " (WS)

"From the moment you put your nose into the bouquet, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva gives off heat, ripe fruit and power. Brunello from this warm vintage tends to be bold, muscular and emphatic, and this wine definitely supports that claim. Black cherry, prune and plum at the core are surrounded by soft oak spice and cinnamon. The Fuligni winemaking team has done its best to tame the fruit (and allow for the more delicate aromas to emerge), but this wine moves toward the bigger side of the Brunello spectrum nonetheless." (WA)

"Bright saturated red. Deep, pure aromas of raspberry, licorice and minerals; a whiff of white pepper and aromatic herbs emerges with air. Sweet, dense, chewy and powerful, offering superb depth and nuance to the rich red cherry, licorice and potpourri flavors. Tactile, serious and extremely long on the fine-grained, lifted finish. Yet another great wine from Fuligni, and a knockout Brunello Riserva." (VM)

"There's a very complex and fresh nose with elegant red cherries, spices and light herbal nuances. Smells very fresh. The palate has beautiful focus and depth with effortless rich dark and red cherries cast amid perfectly proportioned silk-smooth tannins. Long and so focused, the finish is superb. Try from 2022." (JS)

"Enticing scents of iris, violet, perfumed berry and cake spice mingle with whiffs of balsamic and menthol. Full in body, but boasting a weightless elegance, the palate delivers juicy wild cherry, raspberry preserve, cinnamon and licorice. Taut, polished tannins provide structure and finesse while fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink 2022–2032." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG: 100% Sangiovese, this wine is Fuligni Brunello’s crème de la crème, and is only issued in the finest years. From 20-30 year old vines grown at an altitude of 980-1,480 feet a.s.l., the grapes are harvested in late September. Must remains on lees for 18 days in stainless steel vats. The wine is then aged five months in steel and 36 months in Slavonian oak barrels. Finally, the wine is aged 12 months in bottle. The wine shows remarkable elegance and complexity, and a beautiful bouquet of marasca cherries, tobacco and mint, with a lovely, long finish.