Fattoria La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino 2012 750ml
SKU: 3140

Fattoria La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino 2012

  • we93
  • ws92
  • v92+
  • wa92+

750ml
$64.99
$58.49

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Fattoria La Gerla
Alcohol/vol 14%
Intense ruby verging on garnet. Fruity, dry, warm, velvety, harmonious, steady body and soul. Intense aromas, ethereal melting into scents of sweet violet and iris, recalling the berries growing in the woods. Pair with red meats, preferably wild game.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we93

Chopped herb, wild berry, spice and truffle aromas slowly take shape in the glass. The palate shows both concentration and elegance, offering fleshy raspberry, crushed cherry, licorice and crushed mint flavors, bolstered by firm but refined tannins. Drink 2019-2027.

Kerin O'Keefe, April 1, 2017
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

The cherry, milk chocolate, olive, tobacco and earth flavors are backed by dense tannins. The long finish shows enough fruit and balance for the long term. Best from 2020 through 2035. 3,800 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, June 15, 2017
Vinous
  • v92+

Deep red. Spicy aromas of redcurrant, cherry, mocha and licorice. Chewy and firmly tannic, offering spicy red cherry and milk chocolate flavors sexed up by a strongly flinty, almost smoky element. The noble tannins gain strength on the finish, which feature outstanding length and insidious sweetness.

Ian D'Agata, March 2017
Wine Advocate
  • wa92+

The La Gerla 2012 Brunello di Montalcino reminds me of the vintage that precedes it (although I like this edition better). Like with the 2011 vintage, this estate has done a great job in capturing as much of the primary fruit as possible, given the warm vintage conditions. Dark fruit with black currant and wild blueberry come into focus. Those fruit tones are aged and evolved for sure, but they don't show tired or flat characteristics at this point. Delicate notes of cola, licorice and blue flower add complexity. The tannic presence is reduced and the mouthfeel delivers silkiness and softness instead. La Gerla puts its Brunello annata into large oak casks for three years. This Brunello is ready to drink now.

Monica Larner, February 28, 2017