Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino 2012
|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Donatella Cinelli Colombini|
Wine AdvocateDonatella Cinelli Colombini's 2012 Brunello di Montalcino has absorbed more of the summer heat (compared to the Prime Donne selection). The wine shows a round and supple personality with ripe cherry, blackberry preserves and dark spice. The bouquet is more approachable and immediately appealing. This is a fantastic wine to eat in the near term. I can't help but think of how good it would taste across from one of those juicy, boutique burgers you find at the best restaurants. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy with integrated tannins from both the fruit and the oak used.
Wine SpectatorFloral, cherry and strawberry aromas lead off, while the flavors deliver more earth, underbrush, iron and savory notes. Elegant yet firmly structured, this ends with fresh leather and woodsy accents. Best from 2019 through 2032.
Wine EnthusiastFragrant blue flower, spiced plum, new leather and Mediterranean herb aromas meld together. The elegant almost ethereal palate offers succulent red cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and a hint of nutmeg framed in supple polished tannins. Drink through 2022.