Tuscany, Italy
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Brunello di Montalcino

2012

Estimated Retail Price $57.99
SKU 553644
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Listing Speculative
Case Config. 6x750ml
Available In BC AB

Colour

Ruby red.

Aroma

Elegant on the nose with intense fruity aromas.

Flavour

Well structured, harmonious and powerful it is characterized by velvety tannins and a long finish.

Food Pairing

Pairs will with pasta with meat sauce, roasted and grilled meats, and mature cheeses.

More Info

Podere Casisano stands among the silent hills of Tuscany, surrounded by noble vineyards and majestic olive trees. The vineyard is located in the south-east hill side of the Montalcino area. Casisano wines are the result of 100 years of passion, experience and love for the superb Montalcino lands. It is another story of the Tommasi Family, based on tradition and prestigious wine estates. Brunello di Montalcino is aged for 3 years in Slavonian oak cask and refined in bottle for 4 months.

90 pts

Wine Enthusiast, May/2018

2013 -

“This opens with aromas of underbrush, new leather, pressed blue flower and a whiff of game. On the medium-bodied palate, polished fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity support dried black cherry, orange zest and star anise. Drink after 2023.”

90 pts

Michael Godel, Wine Align, Mar/2018

2013 -

"The Casisano Estate is found eight kilometres south of the town in Sant'Angelo in Colle, incidentally of population 204, as noted by a 2011 census. At 500m the vineyards benefit from temperature swings and the necessity of prevailing cool winds from the sea to the west. The Brunello developed here (like Ragnaie) turns out classic red clay and stone derived deep cherry liqueur but of a constitution and flavour unlike any other sangiovese on earth. It's almost brambly and even a bit scorched. It's rich, proper and righteous. Best of all, the best years still lay ahead. Drink 2019-2024. Tasted March 2018."

92 pts

Wine Spectator, Sept/2017

2012 -

"A vegetal aroma gives way to cherry and leafy underbrush notes in this vibrant red. Firm and chalky in texture, picking up leather and tobacco accents on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. 600 cases imported."

90 pts

Decanter Magazine, Aug/2017

2012 -

"Chocolate and liquorice overlaying brambled fruit on the nose, leading to a full, round and juicy palate with scrupulous acidity and nicely ripe tannins. Stylish and lingering."

89 pts

Michael Godel, Wine Align, Mar/2018

2012 -

"From Casisano in Sant'Angelo in Colle, to the south of the village. Tomassi's Montalcino situation is another one of altitude and therefore a great choice of location from which to develop a strong and structured Brunello ideal. This '12 is not unlike the '13 but perhaps with a bit more hyperbole, at times of warmth and at others, elegance. It's not completely sure of its position, but that is both a matter of vintage and still getting to know the lay of this land. The follow-up 2013 will continue to cement the altitude influence and the understanding of these exceptional vineyards. This '12 is a great building block for the future of what will be one of the more storied cru in Brunello di Montalcino. Drink 2018-2022. Tasted March 2018."

93 pts

James Suckling, Feb/2016

2011 -

"This is rich and velvety with a beautiful softness and richness. Full body, round textured. Delicious finish. Excellent wine form the Tommasi family of the Veneto."

91 pts

Wine Enthusiast, Mar/2016

2011 -

"Aromas of grilled herb, dark spice and mature blackskinned fruit lead the nose. The ripe, generous palate doles out succulent black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and nutmeg alongside round, velvety tannins. "

90 pts

Wine Spectator, Oct/2016

2011 -

"A beefy, tannic style, with submerged cherry and plum flavors, accented by spice and leather notes. The fruit core extends through the finish. Best from 2019 through 2033. 1,500 cases made."