La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2012
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|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Wine AdvocateThe La Poderina 2012 Brunello di Montalcino does a terrific job and never strays far from the Sangiovese path. This is a light weight and buoyant wine with vibrant berry tones, dark fruit, plum, spice, tobacco and pressed violets. The bouquet is authentic and shapely without being too bold or overly intense. The effect is seamless, in fact with a long and silky line of aromatic descriptors that reach a nice place of unity and harmony. The mouthfeel shows similar integration with some refreshing brightness at the back. The finish is a tad short.
Wine EnthusiastSubtle dark-skinned berry, brown spice, leather and truffle scents gently lift out of the glass. The palate is polished and full-bodied palate, with licorice, clove and white pepper notes underscoring a juicy black cherry core. Firm, refined tannins provide structure. Drink 2019-2027.
Wine SpectatorStarts out slightly cheesy in aroma, with flavors of cherry, strawberry, licorice, leather and spice. Nicely balanced and open, but lacks the length and energy of the best 2012s. Best from 2019 through 2029. 4,916 cases made.