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Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2012


SKU 8032551260154


Elegant and well balanced, powerful, but clean and smooth and a dynamic rising finale. Pair with Roast and stewed red meats, game, aged cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Uccelliera
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateI am always such a big fan of Andrea Cortonesi's work. Like his previous releases, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino shows an uncanny sense of continuity and consistency with past releases. This steady stylistic focus is one of the best reasons to buy Uccelliera Brunello. The wine is dark and rich in appearance. Fruit from this vintage was smaller than usual and Andrea jokes that during the 2012 growing season you could hardly call it "Sangiovese Grosso," the name of the Sangiovese clone used in Montalcino. It is normally characterized by larger berry size, but not in this warm and dry vintage. Fruit was concentrated and smaller instead. The wine's explosive flavor profile demonstrates this fact. Blackberry and dark fruit segues to spice, tobacco and balsam herb

Robert Parker
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastEarthy truffle, porcini mushroom, herb and game scents fill the glass. The palate is robust with rustic appeal, offering dried cherry, cured meat, sage and a salty finish. Grainy tannins provide support, while alcohol leaves a warmth on the finish. Drink after 2020.

Kerin O'Keefe, April 1, 2017