Pian Dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino Vigneti del Versante 2012

From the first moment, the sensational nose of the 2012 Vigneti dell Versante of Pian dell'Orino arrests you. It is rich, intense and complex with black cherries fruits, dark chocolate, herbal notes of laurel and rosemary followed by warm woody spices, licorice, sandalwood and dark tobacco. 

The wine has a velvet texture with silky ripe tannins. It is open and structured as expected from a great Brunello. Its intense fruitiness is balanced by the lively acidity keeping the wine focused with an epic length. An exceptional wine that produced less than 400 cases, a masterpiece!

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DETAILS
Type: Red Producer: Pian dell'Orino Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino Vintage: 2012 Sangiovese Country: Italy Region: Tuscany Style: Bold and Structured Alcohol: 14,5% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

 

(€122,67 / litre)


AWARDS AND REVIEWS

97 points Wine Advocate
This wine exudes elegant power and linear finesse. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigneti del Versante has not yet been released. In fact, it will hit the market after the younger 2013 vintage. We should expect to see it in the fall of 2018. The bouquet offers so much care and detailing that all comes together like a massive ceiling fresco in an Italian Renaissance palace. The bouquet allows for a big picture perspective with wild cherry, rose hip, dried ginger, rosemary and spice. The mouthfeel is firm, almost crunchy. Swirl the glass a few times and savory tones of moist earth and exotic tea begin to appear. This is a beautiful wine worth waiting for. —by Monica Larner