La Colombina Brunello di Montalcino 2012
|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
Wine SpectatorThis red combines power and elegance, with bright acidity and dense tannins. Cherry and plum fruit are accented by leather, tobacco and mineral as this glides to a lingering conclusion. Shows fine balance, with a tealike finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. 1,200 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe La Colombina 2012 Brunello di Montalcino opens to tart berry notes with dried cherry and blackberry at the front. The wine delivers thick texture and smooth consistency that is in line with the attributes of this warm vintage. Spice, leather and tobacco appear on the finish. This Brunello is aged in large oak casks (with both French and Slavonian wood) for up to 40 months.
Wine EnthusiastThis opens with earthy forest floor, leather and oak-derived vanilla notes. The brawny, monolithic palate doles out ripe Morello cherry, raspberry jam and licorice flavors, with a warming layer of alcohol. Solid tannins keep it feeling firm. Drink 2019-2025.