Brunello Di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne 2012

Grape Variety: 
100% Sangiovese
Tasting Note: 
The winery owns 60 hectares which 11 hectares for wine growing and the rest is for olive and woods. Giancarlo produces around 80,000 bottles of great Sangiovese. The Viticultures are organic but not certified.
Giancarlo Pacenti knows his land well and is a skillful farmer, especially with regards to navigating a challenging vintage like this. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne boasts a beautifully saturated ruby color that appears healthy and bright. The aromas are presented with precision and balance. A wine like this offers irrefutable evidence that old vines are the best remedy in a hot and dry vintage. The wine's various elements are intact and focused. Dark cherry, candied plum, exotic spice, tar and licorice form a united front. I prefer this vintage to 2011.

95 Points James Suckling
94 Points Robert Parker
93 Points Antonio Galloni
92 Points Wine spectator