Mocali Brunello di Montalcino 2011 1.5L
|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
Wine SpectatorThis lively red exhibits cherry, strawberry, eucalyptus, tobacco and mineral flavors. The firm tannins work in tandem with the bright acidity, leaving a long, refreshing finish that echoes the fruit, earth and savory elements. Best from 2018 through 2028. 2,100 cases imported
James Suckling"A pleasant, ripe Brunello with dried fruit, light vanilla and lemon rind. Full body, chewy tannins and a clean finish. The tannins grow. Needs a year or two to soften."
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Brunello di Montalcino shows a dark and masculine side that distinguishes it from its peers. Black fruit aromas of plum and dried blackberry take center stage. Layers of spice, tobacco and autumn leaf fill in the rear. It's the ripeness of fruit that makes the wine feel and taste bigger. That fruit intensity does not come from over extraction or excessive oak use. This wine is well managed and feels relatively free of too much winery intervention. Overall, it shows good balance and it faithfully reflects the warm vintage.