Last bottle. Bought a case of this a while back. Someone really needs to give me pointers as to how to refrain from depleting my wine cooler.
As you may know, I love this winemaker. The 2012 is a bit more rigid than the 2010, but it's still dynamite. This bottle clearly could have been left alone for a long while.
There is a hint of spruce on the very top of the nose which rapidly gives way to cocoa, coffee, faint vanilla, and a hint of cherry. On the palate, the chocolate persists (mix with tea and tobacco) nicely and ends with still quite firm tannins. Medium long finish.
Other Ciacci wines with a little age have been better, but this is still an excellent bottle of wine.
93 points — 7 days ago
All brunellos are great but this one was even a notch better! Definitely gonna get this one again — 9 days ago
My last ‘12. Established in 1971 when Giovanni Neri acquired a large estate in Montalcino. My Wow Wines! Aged for almost 4 years on oak, 100% Sangiovese. Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits, oak and spice. Full-bodied wine with medium+ acidity, fine developed smooth tannins with elegance & finesse. Ripe fruit flavors of cherry & strawberry, complex with notes of cacao, tobacco, toasty & earthiness on the long finish. Very nice, sorry it’s my last bottle. — 8 days ago
@Plate & Bottle Summer Dinner.
Main Course, Beef Skirt Steak, Roasted Tomato, Artichoke, Potato Mousseline. Steak has mash potato, roasted tomato relish, lemony artichoke purée with a smokey component.
Hedy is an amazingly, creative Chef.
Superb food & the wine pairing doesn’t suck as a friend of mine is famous for saying.
Photos of the evening at our friends Jeff & Hedy.
— 8 days ago