Tassi Brunello di Montalcino 2012
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Brunello di Montalcino opens to dark color saturation and a rich appearance. This pretty wine offers richness and intensity with many layers of compelling aromas to keep your attention. Dark fruit, dried cherry, plum and prune set the stage. The wine's textural performance is also dense and thick. That generous opulence helps the wine to wrap thickly over the palate. This is a powerful interpretation with 15% alcohol that adds to the overall weight and muscle of the wine.
Wine EnthusiastForest floor, new leather, pressed violet, ripe berry, Mediterranean herb and eucalyptus aromas lead the way on this robust red. The densely concentrated palate shows raisin, vanilla, prune and espresso alongside the warmth of evident alcohol. Chewy tannins provide support while a hint of licorice wraps up the finish. Give it a few years to unwind, then drink to capture the remaining fruit richness.