Mocali Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy, 2012 (750ml)Winemaker Notes
100% Sangiovese Grosso grown in galestro soils at an altitude of 400m. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel; malolactic fermentation follows in oak. The wine ages for three years in large Slavonian oak casks.
JS 93 points - James Suckling
A pure and pretty red with plum and chocolate aromas and flavors. Lovely silky tannins that are lightly dusty. Medium to full body and a fresh finish. Delicious now.
WS 92 points - Wine Spectator
A dense, powerful red, evoking eucalyptus, wild rosemary, sage and dried cherry flavors. Tense and linear, with freshness, persistence and a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2022 through 2035.
RP 90 points - The Wine Advocate
Opening to a bright ruby color and thin consistency, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate is a good near-term wine to enjoy with hearty pasta dishes or grilled meats. The wine has the natural acidity and linearity to pair with home cooked foods of that caliber. Like many Brunellos made in 2012, this wine is thin, lean and streamlined in terms of mouthfeel.