Fanti Brunello di Montalcino “Vallocchio” 2012 (750ml/6)
The area of vineyards has been developed in the amphitheatre of the south facing hills of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, at 350-430m above sea level, a part of which are to be found quite near the wonderful Roman Basilica of Sant’Antimo, and the rest in the hill side slopes from Castelnuovo dell’Abate toward Orcia. The soil is limy with stratified formation of “galestro” (marls).
The climate is extremely particular and at one and the same time favours robust and elegant wines because ...New York, New Jersey, California, Massanois Imports
Shows very ripe fruit character but remains fresh and flavorful. Flamboyant, with plum, cherry, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Opulent and delicious.
Wine SpectatorThe bright cherry and strawberry flavors are shaded by coconut and vanilla notes in this powerful red. Leather, tobacco and iron accents add depth as this builds to a long, muscular finish. Best from 2020 through 2036.
Wine Enthusiast"Here's a big, hearty wine that opens with aromas of underbrush, tilled soil, truffle, stewed black-skinned fruit and a whiff of menthol. The palate offers blackberry jam, cherries marinated in spirits, coffee, mocha and a confectionary note alongside the warmth of evident alcohol. It's already rather evolved and accessible, with velvety tannins. Drink soon." - Kerin O'Keefe, May 2016
James Suckling"Shows very ripe fruit character but remains fresh and flavorful. Flamboyant, with plum, cherry, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Opulent and delicious. Drink now." - James Suckling, Feb 2016