#8 with our Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 "Vigna di Pianrosso" Riserva Santa Caterina d'Oro in Wine Enthusiast TOP 100 Cellar Selections 2018:
This gorgeous wine opens with alluring aromas of sweet pipe tobacco, underbrush, new leather, truffle, plum and eucalyptus. Smooth and full-bodied yet elegant, the savory, juicy palate delivers crushed Marasca cherry, raspberry preserve, licorice and menthol alongside polished, enveloping tannins. Fresh acidity provides impeccable balance while an orange zest note lifts the finish. Drink 2023–2032. Indigenous Selections. —K.O.