2012 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1285587


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  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    Don't miss the best value in Brunello at K&L! The 2012 from Poggiarellino has fantastic bing cherry fruit framed by porcini mushroom like savor. This has very good concentration, and excellent length. While this will show very well tonight with an hour in the decanter and a thick center cut pork chop, I think that in five or so years it will really be singing. What a treat!
    Drink from 2017 to 2032
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    Poggiarellino really captured the essence of the 2012 vintage and certainly hit one out of the park with the release of their stellar Brunello. It's compelling on both nose and palate with its spiced red fruit and minerals and the tannins and acidity are in perfect sync. It's fresh, lively and as much as one can ask for from a Brunello at this price.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    Poggiarellino is a tiny estate, this year’s total wine production is 583 cases, yes that’s tiny and it is only by chance and spending a lot of time in Montalcino on the ground that chance meetings can happen. That’s why K&L is so unique we bring tiny gems that would be lost to the market or somewhere else at 50% more expensive. In the 2012 vintage there is a powerful statement of place and for Poggiarellino and that is manifested in the marasca cherry that wild and gamey Italian cherry that sends surreal aromatics, it's haunting, inviting, and seductive, it’s that incredibly complex aroma that you adore it in your Manhattans. On the palate you sense the ripeness of the vintage, not over-ripe but definitely with a hint of chocolate and plums it is a dense aromatically and like the vintage that richness is balanced by excellent structure underneath, this vintage shows far more complexity, layers of spice, distinct mineral components and a truly dramatic and long-lasting finish where the spice and mineral go on forever than the really drinkable 2011. In the mouth the wine is electric- it has a real, vibrant core that drives the wine the length of your palate with a lush, dense coating yet it never hesitates to be forceful and compelling. This is a wine that is capable of aging 15-20 years easily yet balanced and rich enough to drink now!
    Drink from 2017 to 2030


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