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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

95 Pt

Brunello di Montalcino, Villa le Prata 2012
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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009

90 scores

Mahogany garnet hue. Slightly candied red cherry aromas that are big and luscious. This is a broad- shouldered red, with lots of pure fruit. A forward style of Brunello that will have many fans.


Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

91 points

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers a classic interpretation of Sangiovese. The wine displays a dark crimson color with subtle ruby highlights. Dried berry, tobacco, pressed flower and pencil shavings are some of the principal components of the bouquet. You feel a pinch of tannic firmness and fresh acidity on the close. Villa le Prata makes 12,500 of this attractive base Brunello.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011

90 points

The Villa le Prata 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a smooth and steady red wine that emits clean pulses of dried cherry, wild berry,dark spice and savory tobacco. The wine does a good job of underlining those aromas that are so trou to Sangiovese. That sense of purity and generosity continues to the palate where the wine shows silky tannins and balanced acidity.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010

92 scores

The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows smooth lines and a curvaceous figure. Soft aromas of cherry, Spanish cedar, licorice, dried rosemary and roasted almond rise from the bouquet. I tried this wine during two phases, once shortly after the bottle was opened and second time 24 hours later. The evolution and softening of the wine was remarkable and is very encouraging in terms of its potential longevity. Yet, you never lose sight of that characteristic Sangiovese tartness and freshness. Drink this elegant Brunello after 2017.

Brunello di Montalcino Massimo DOCG Riserva 2010

92 points

The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Massimo is a tight and polished red wine that offers both power and enduring sense of length. The wine opens to bright fruit tones with dark cherry and dried blueberry followed by spice, tilled earth and leather. Those savory aromas at the back help to give support and density. Villa le Prata has created a Sangiovese with impressive textural fiber that should help carry it forward over the next decade.



Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

93 points

Nicely balanced Brunello with aromas and flavors of red berries, plums, flowers and hints of fresh herbs and bitter spices. Full-bodiedwith a well integrated tannin structure and a lightly firm finish. Remains fresh throughout. Needs time to expand. Drink after 2022.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

93 Points

Wonderful aromas of dried strawberries, cedar, almonds and flowers follow through to a full body, yet it’s refined and poised with beautiful, reserved fruit and structure. Drink or hold.

 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014

91 Points

Smokey aromas highlight the cherry and dried-strawberry

character. Medium body, integrated tannins and a fresh

finish. Polished and crafted. Drink now or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

93 Score

The raspberry and cherry aromas are very intense and pretty. Full body, silky and fine tannins. Juicy fruit. I love the finish. Delicious now but better in 2019.

Brunello di Montalcino Massimo DOCG Riserva 2013

93 points

Rich, spicy fruit character that's still fresh, following through to a full, round palate with lots of sweet fruit and well integrated tannins. Nice to drink now, or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino Massimo DOCG Riserva 2012

94 Score

Rather brash and spicy oak aromas sit fresh over ripe dark cherries and orange peel. On the palate, there are very fluid, smooth and supple tannins in a velvety style. Has lengh and plushness. A really terrific wine. Try from 2020

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011

93 score


I love the balance and fruit to this. The medium to full palate and dried-fruit and honey character follow through to a fine tannin backbone and freshness on the finish. This Brunello producer is on a roll. Drink or hold

Brunello di Montalcino Massimo DOCG Riserva 2010

94 points

A soft and silky red with lots of chocolate, light coffee, dried fruit and plum character. Mushrooms,too. Full-bodied yet linear and racy. Very fine texture. Classy finish giving it drinkability with such fine tannins. Drink now or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010

94 points

Incredible aromatics here with smoked meat, toffee, light prune, dried cherry and dried flower. Full body, soft, velvety tannins and a long, sexy finish. Wonderful depth and intensity. Big wine from a little producer. Try in 2017.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009

91 points

A full, rich Brunello with dried-strawberry, plum and lemon-rind character. Velvety and juicy. Drink now.


Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009

90 scores

This wine opens with aromas of woodland berries, forest floor and spice with hints of menthol. The ripe, low-acid palate delivers fleshy black cherry accented with thyme, sage and a hint of licorice alongside tight tannins.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007

91 scores

Lead pencil and mineral dryness upfront followed by dark fruit, blackberry and rum cake. The wine presents a soft round mouthfeel, with ample structure and length. Lingering barbecue and ripe fruit mark the close.

Brunello di Montalcino Massimo DOCG Riserva 2006

94 scores

Brunello di Montalcino Massimo 2006 Selezione Massimo is a dense and concentrated Brunello that delivers dark fruit, espresso, cola, blackberry and licorice. It's a beautiful interpretation of the Montalcino territory executed with a bold, modern flair. Oak tones characterize the wine.



Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009

90 points

Elegantly wrought, offering strawberry, cherry, anice and tobacco flavors. The firm, slightly dry tannins cleanse the palate. Ideal with tomato or meat souces. Drink now through 2023.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008

90 points

Broad and rangy, with cherry, licorice, leather and spice aromas and flavors. Shows grip and lively acidity, picking up balsamic accents as the long finish unfolds. A powerful style. Best from 2016 through 2029.

Brunello di Montalcino Massimo DOCG Riserva 2007

92 points

Licorice, leather, sweet cherry and plum flavors inform this effusive red. Open at first, with refined yet tightfisted tannins emerging on the finish. Shows fine length and potential. Best from 2015 through 2027.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2006

94 points

Full of floral, raspberry, cherry and tobacco aromas and flavors, this red also shows savory and mineral elements. Sinewy and taut, offering a silky texture and firm tannins. This shows fine length, with a sweetness that lingers. Best from 2013 through 2025.


Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

90 Points

2015 Villa Le Prata Brunello di Montalcino Vividred with a garnet rim. Open, forward nose of red cherry, faded flowers and sweet spices. Enters fresh, then slightly folded on itself in the middle, such that the acidity and tannins stand out more on the long graceful finish. The fruit fleshes out while you age it a few more years in a good cellar. -- Ian D'Agata

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014

91 Points

Bright red. Perfumed juicy aromas and flavors of redcurrant, minerals and sweet spices. Long, lively and clean; not a blockbuster but easygoing and bursting at the seams with fruity charm. Maybe more like a really good Rosso than a Brunello, but truly lovely and fun to try. Drink this up quickly for a Maximum enjoiment; will make a lovely "wine by the glass" number in restaurant. 

--Ian D'Agata

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

92 Pts

Increasing floral personality with aeration. Supple and sweet, but displaying very good lift and noteworthy finesse to the fruit-driven flavors of spicy red currant and raspberry. Offers lovely purity and intense aromatics, not to mention a light touch, on the long, juicy finish. Lovely Brunello

Drinking window: 2023-2031

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

92 Points

Ian D'Agata Mr 2017

Dense and smooth but tightly wound, with a lightly minty quality to the reticent red currant and savory herb flavors. Nicely delineated, refined Brunello with an austere, elegant mouthfeel that is less fruity but more refined than other 2012 Brunellos. Finished with outstanding length, youthfully dusty tannins and noteworthy deph. I’d cellar this for another three-four years before pulling the cork on it. Drink 2021-2030

Brunello di Montalcino Massimo DOCG Riserva 2012

93+ Pts

Bright ruby-red. Musky aromas of red currant, raspberry and licorice,complicated by hints of smoked meat and mocha. Rich, full and broad, but harmonious acidity nicely frames the concentrated flavors of balckberry, licorice and dark chocolate. Finishes with ripe, mouth-coating tannins and noteworthy persistence. A very good showing for this Brunello Riserva.

Drinking window: 2024-2035


Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

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Vino di finezza e di dettaglio più che di potenza, che si fa apprezzare per il frutto, le eleganti note speziate e la finezza tannica