E. Fuligni (Cottimelli)

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.2115 ratings
9.233 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Eric Grasser

This is why I fell in love with Italian wine. Fuligni wines always show their temperament , elegance and rustic qualities with age. The smoky nuances penetrate both the dark, concentrated cherry fruit and the “old” wood flavor in the wine, as well this charred earth tone. Yet the tannins are integrated and create an aristocratic and velvety gracefulness. Could well stand 10+ years. Garnet color with its first hints of brick. Absolutely top class

This is why I fell in love with Italian wine. Fuligni wines always show their temperament , elegance and rustic qualities with age. The smoky nuances penetrate both the dark, concentrated cherry fruit and the “old” wood flavor in the wine, as well this charred earth tone. Yet the tannins are integrated and create an aristocratic and velvety gracefulness. Could well stand 10+ years. Garnet color with its first hints of brick. Absolutely top class

Oct 8th, 2018
Conrad Green

Dark cherry, tobacco, some leather and a hint of violets and lavender on the nose. Good balance on the palate with nice dark fruit and a full palate with a slightly soured finish. This has some time ahead but is fun now. Great with stuffed peppers.

Dark cherry, tobacco, some leather and a hint of violets and lavender on the nose. Good balance on the palate with nice dark fruit and a full palate with a slightly soured finish. This has some time ahead but is fun now. Great with stuffed peppers.

Aug 5th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Beginning to show a brick edge. Great aromas of cherry, herbs (sage and lavender) leather and plum. Good length, softening tannins and we'll balanced

Beginning to show a brick edge. Great aromas of cherry, herbs (sage and lavender) leather and plum. Good length, softening tannins and we'll balanced

Mar 11th, 2018
Rafael Landestoy

@Jorge Carabelli 's favorite brunello and I see why. Love this vintage in particular and have enjoyed having it over the past couple of years to see how it has evolved. Getting even nicer if that was at all possible.

@Jorge Carabelli 's favorite brunello and I see why. Love this vintage in particular and have enjoyed having it over the past couple of years to see how it has evolved. Getting even nicer if that was at all possible.

May 28th, 2017
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

7.9

Either the vintage is turning or this bottle was poorly stored. The ox was too much

Either the vintage is turning or this bottle was poorly stored. The ox was too much

Apr 8th, 2017
Rafael Landestoy

Wonderful fruit. Delicious and luscious juice.

Wonderful fruit. Delicious and luscious juice.

Feb 26th, 2017
lessrof

Really drinkable now. A little blurry though.

Really drinkable now. A little blurry though.

Oct 3rd, 2015
Pat Travis

Still young but nothing wrong about that.

Still young but nothing wrong about that.

Jul 3rd, 2015
Napa Valley Wine Academy

What an elegant expression of #brunello di #montalcino -complex, savory, soft tannins, cherries,-- yumm!! #italianwineprofessional #italianwine #napavalleywineacademy

What an elegant expression of #brunello di #montalcino -complex, savory, soft tannins, cherries,-- yumm!! #italianwineprofessional #italianwine #napavalleywineacademy

May 30th, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

Elegant and fresh with ripe red berries, Tuscan herbs, spicy unreality and a lengthy finish.

Elegant and fresh with ripe red berries, Tuscan herbs, spicy unreality and a lengthy finish.

Feb 20th, 2015