Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Tuscany 2012

2012 is maybe the best vintage ever by Fattoria dei Barbi so far. Dark cherries and cassis are followed by herbal notes, roses and cigar. Classic style, complex, elegant and fine, beautiful Brunello di Montalcino offering a great value.

Will be better in 2020 - 2035


Type: Red Producer: Fattoria dei Barbi Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Vintage: 2012 Grape: Sangiovese Country: Italy Region: Tuscany Style: Bold and structured Alcohol: 14% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfites

(€40,67 / litre)  



94 Points, Wine Spectator 
You can almost smell the countryside in this expressive red. Wild herb, underbrush, cherry and smoke notes weave throughout this supple red. Firms up on the finish while remaining fresh and resonant. Best from 2020 through 2035. 


93 points, Monica Larner - Robert Parker 
The Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers a clear and bright quality of fruit. This wine really hits the high notes better than most others in its class. Stefano Cinelli Colombini and his team have done a fine job with this Brunello annata. Beyond the dark cherry and cassis are elegant tones of dried herb, tar and rose petal. The bouquet reaches harmony and finesse. In fact, you'd hardly know just how warm this summer growing season was because the fruit appears not to have suffered one bit. The tannins are delicate and silky.