Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2012

Rating

CWA

RP

WS

JS95

AG

ST

W&S

Price: $99.00

 
Free ground shipping on 6+ bottles. Arrives February 2017.

James Suckling’s “Classic” 95 point tasting notes: 
"Wonderfully aromatic and fresh with plum, flower and citrus character. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a delicious finish. So much finesse. Drink or hold.”

James Suckling on the 2012 vintage:
"Fans of Brunello di Montalcino are in for a treat with the 2012 vintage. I tasted about 100 wines in October in a blind tasting in Tuscany and was impressed with their beautiful aromas, vibrant fruit, lively acidity, and ultra-fine tannins. These sangioveses are much more precise and finer than the bolder and riper 2011s. They have more in common with the legendary 2010 vintage and are most like the 2004s, a harmonious and gorgeous year for Brunellos. Just to show how much better the 2012 vintage is, I rated 26 bottles 95 points or more compared to only eight 2011s. I’ve still got another 100 bottles of the 2012s to taste in January when I return to Tuscany. “I am really, really happy with the quality,” said one of Italy’s leading consulting enologist Carolo Ferrini, who also makes his own tiny and excellent quality Brunello, Giodo.” - James Suckling, Nov 2016
Flavor Profile

Style

Body

Acidity

Oak

Tannin

Style 2

Velvetty Smooth Texture No

Complex No

Tropical Fruit No

Peach No

Citrus No

Apple No

Pear No

Caramel No

Buttery No

Vanilla Creme No

Honeysuckle No

Minerally No

Floral No

Spicy No

Flinty No

High Residual Sugar No

Good Value

Style

Body

Acidity

Oak

Tannin

Style 2

Velvetty Smooth Texture No

Complex No

Blueberry No

Blackberry No

Raspberry No

Strawberry No

Cherry No

Cranberry No

Licorice No

Cassis No

Espresso No

Toffee No

Leather No

Cedar No

Cigar Box No

Pencil Lead No

Tobacco No

White Truffle No

Cracked Pepper No

Vanilla Creme No

Milk Chocolate No

Dark Chocolate No

Savory No

Gamey No

High Residual Sugar No

Bacon No

Smoke No

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Free ground shipping on 6+ bottles. Arrives February 2017.

James Suckling’s “Classic” 95 point tasting notes: 
"Wonderfully aromatic and fresh with plum, flower and citrus character. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a delicious finish. So much finesse. Drink or hold.”

James Suckling on the 2012 vintage:
"Fans of Brunello di Montalcino are in for a treat with the 2012 vintage. I tasted about 100 wines in October in a blind tasting in Tuscany and was impressed with their beautiful aromas, vibrant fruit, lively acidity, and ultra-fine tannins. These sangioveses are much more precise and finer than the bolder and riper 2011s. They have more in common with the legendary 2010 vintage and are most like the 2004s, a harmonious and gorgeous year for Brunellos. Just to show how much better the 2012 vintage is, I rated 26 bottles 95 points or more compared to only eight 2011s. I’ve still got another 100 bottles of the 2012s to taste in January when I return to Tuscany. “I am really, really happy with the quality,” said one of Italy’s leading consulting enologist Carolo Ferrini, who also makes his own tiny and excellent quality Brunello, Giodo.” - James Suckling, Nov 2016

Winery Canalicchio di Sopra

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Tuscany