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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

2012 Italy Tuscany
90 Points

Inviting aromas of dark berry, fragrant blue flower and a whiff of baking spice lead the nose. The chewy medium-bodied palate offers ripe red cherry, black raspberry, tobacco and a hint of espresso framed in tight fine-grained tannins. A hint of star anise closes the firm finish. Drink 2018–2023.

Wine Enthusiast May 2017
Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino DOCG bottle Platinum

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

2012 Italy Tuscany
90 Points

Medium deep ruby-tinged red. Fresh aromas of ripe strawberry, raspberry, and tobacco. Juicy, sweet red berry and red plum flavors show a sappy quality and very good sweetness, with harmonious acidity contributing to the impression of vinosity.  Finishes with polite tannins and medium-long. Probably neither long nor complex enough to warrant an outstanding score, but this is so delicious and irresistible right now I’ll be generous.

Vinous March 2017
Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino DOCG bottle Platinum

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

2011 Italy Tuscany
90 Points

Val di Suga is a winery with a proven track record for consistency. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino opens to generous aromas of dried cherry, wild berry, black currant, leather, cola and balsamic herb. The mouthfeel in this vintage is slightly thinner compared to past editions. Neither does it last as long in terms of persistence. But the fullness and overt intensity of the bouquet does a good job of compensating for this. I would suggest drinking this wine within the next ten years.

Wine Advocate March 2016
Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino DOCG bottle Platinum