San Felice Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 2012
|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
Wine SpectatorHighly Recommended. In a traditional style, featuring beefy tannins and savory earth notes, with a core of leather and cherry flavors. Shows some sweetness midpalate and picks up energy on the long finish. Hangs together, ending in an uplifting, resonant manner. Best from 2021 through 2036.
Wine EnthusiastForest floor, truffle, new leather, ripe berry and a balsamic note are some of the aromas you'll find in this delicious red. The fresh, chewy palate doles out fleshy black cherry, chopped mint and white pepper notes, while big, round tannins provide structure. It's already enjoyable but will offer years of fine drinking. Enjoy 2018-2024.
Wine AdvocateSan Felice offers a firm and steady wine. Boasting classic lines and good intensity, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Campogiovanni is almost ready to drink now, but should also hold for years to come. It has a timeless personality. It also shows the versatility, acidity and structure to pair with cheesy lasagna or grilled meats. The wine is aged in large oak casks for 36 months and that slow aging process has contributed intensity and finesse. San Felice makes 70,000 bottles of its Brunello Campogiovanni, so this wine should prove relatively easy to find.