Made strictly according to the Sangiovese playbook, the Il Marroneto 2012 Brunello di Montalcino shows that exacting Sangiovese precision and personality. This is Alessandro Mori's greatest talent. He takes this workhorse grape and gives it a platform to articulate its most hidden and intricate inner feelings and sentiments. This is a bright and very tight red wine that will benefit from more years to flesh out further. All those budding aromas of wild berry, licorice, cola, and blue flower are strategically in place and ready to explode in time. The wine opens to a luminous dark ruby color and a compact mouthfeel that is spicy and fresh on the close. This is an impressive annata wine that shows the personal evolution of a man and his estate. (ML)
*Cellar Selection* Forest floor, wild berry, new leather and balsam are some of the aromas you'll find in this bright, linear red. On the palate, firm, polished tannins support ripe red cherry, white pepper, andcrushed mint notes with a hint of black tea. It's still young and tightly wound but already boasts stunning elegance. Drink 2020–2032. (KO)
Alessandro Mori's Il Marroneto estate is located in the northern part of the zone, reaching up to an altitude of 400 metres. It comprises 6ha of vines planted between 1975 and 1984, on mineral-rich marine sand. The 2013 exhibits marvelous precision and purity, with scented nuances of violet and forest blossoms overlaying tea and dark earth. Succulent acidity keeps the wine brisk, while tightly wound tannins need time to come around. A standout. MMorris
Bright deep red. Youthfully reticent nose offers aromas of strawberry, raspberry, minerals and violets. Clean, fresh and juicy, with knockout inner-mouth perfume to the red berry and cherry flavors. Finishes long, vibrant and multilayered, with a delightfully refined mouth feel. An early candidate for the wine with the finest tannins of the vintage. (ID)
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