Barbi Riserva Brunello di Montalcino 2012
They've been crafting wines at Fattoria dei Barbi since 1352. What else do you need to know?
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: ""Showing a heavier gait and footprint, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva will appeal to those who love the dark side of Brunello. The wine boasts dense richness and black fruit aromas with spice, leather and tar. What sets this Riserva apart, however, is that it never feels too heavy or jammy. That's the best part: You get a well balanced and pleasurable interpretation from a warm vintage. Drink date: 2020-2035." Feb 2018
Winery: "In this wine, the typical characteristics of the Brunello, great body intensity, complex and developed aromas, capability for long aging, are stressed. In the “Riserva”, everything is extraordinary, but nothing is excessive. It is a Brunello that respect the character of elegance typical of the Barbi farm, demonstrating at the same time wine of great potency. It is a selection done amongst the best barrels and it is produced only in the best harvests. The aging is of five years of which three in barrels: the refining in a bottle is of at least six months.
Colour: intense ruby red. Bouquet: intense, ample, complex. The well defined spicy notes of cinnamon, macis and wild herbs are well integrated with hints of red berries and maraschino cherry. Taste: elegant and classic. The soft tannins wrap perfectly the acidity giving persistence and balance to the wine. Matches roast or braised meat, game and mature cheeses. Serve at a temperature of 18°C.
|Aging||36 months in large oak barrels|
|Region||Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy|