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La Fiorita Brunello di Montalcino 2018

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
JS 93
WS 92
WA 91
V 90
DE 90
15.0% ABV
Item # 346683

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$69.95

750ml
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93 points James Suckling: "This has a rich and aromatic nose of hazelnuts, poached plums, orange peel, spearmint and hot chocolate. Full-bodied, with broad and velvety tannins that spread across the palate. Rich and warm, but balanced. Drink after 2024. (12/11/22)"

92 points Bruce Sanderson (Wine Spectator): "This red falls squarely into the savory camp, with wild herb, Mediterranean scrub and earth aromas and flavors taking precedence over the cherry and red berry fruit. Gruff finish. Best from 2026 through 2043. (6/30/23)"

91 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino is pushed by a powerful 15% alcohol content, and this impacts the overall balance of the wine. The bouquet reveals cooked fruit and baked plum and there is a big component of earthy spice, tar, smoke and leather at the back. Thankfully, the wine maintains a fresh, mid-weight texture with silky tannins. Drink: 2024-2035. (Mar 2023)"

90 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino is darkly floral yet understated, with hints of oriental spice, rosemary and dried strawberries evolving in the glass. This is elegant and rich on the palate, with masses of ripe wild berry fruit and savory herbal tones that penetrate deeper and deeper with each sip. The result is one of youthful tension, as the 2018 leaves a tart concentration and sinewy tannins offset by a twang of sour citrus and a bitter dusting of cocoa. Drink: 2024-2031. (Dec 2022)"

90 points Decanter: "La Fiorita is a blend of estate vineyards located in three different sectors of Montalcino with varying soils, exposures and altitudes. After fermentation in cement, it matures in French oak casks of 26 and 37hl. Vanilla and incense accent ripe strawberry and cherry scents, and soft, plump fruit fills the mouth while supple tannins give much needed shape and balance. While immediately pleasing, it tightens up on the finish and has both the body and structure for gratification over the next six to seven years. Drinking Window: 2023-2029. (Nov 2022)"
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93 points James Suckling: "This has a rich and aromatic nose of hazelnuts, poached plums, orange peel, spearmint and hot chocolate. Full-bodied, with broad and velvety tannins that spread across the palate. Rich and warm, but balanced. Drink after 2024. (12/11/22)"

92 points Bruce Sanderson (Wine Spectator): "This red falls squarely into the savory camp, with wild herb, Mediterranean scrub and earth aromas and flavors taking precedence over the cherry and red berry fruit. Gruff finish. Best from 2026 through 2043. (6/30/23)"

91 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino is pushed by a powerful 15% alcohol content, and this impacts the overall balance of the wine. The bouquet reveals cooked fruit and baked plum and there is a big component of earthy spice, tar, smoke and leather at the back. Thankfully, the wine maintains a fresh, mid-weight texture with silky tannins. Drink: 2024-2035. (Mar 2023)"

90 points Eric Guido (Vinous): "The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino is darkly floral yet understated, with hints of oriental spice, rosemary and dried strawberries evolving in the glass. This is elegant and rich on the palate, with masses of ripe wild berry fruit and savory herbal tones that penetrate deeper and deeper with each sip. The result is one of youthful tension, as the 2018 leaves a tart concentration and sinewy tannins offset by a twang of sour citrus and a bitter dusting of cocoa. Drink: 2024-2031. (Dec 2022)"

90 points Decanter: "La Fiorita is a blend of estate vineyards located in three different sectors of Montalcino with varying soils, exposures and altitudes. After fermentation in cement, it matures in French oak casks of 26 and 37hl. Vanilla and incense accent ripe strawberry and cherry scents, and soft, plump fruit fills the mouth while supple tannins give much needed shape and balance. While immediately pleasing, it tightens up on the finish and has both the body and structure for gratification over the next six to seven years. Drinking Window: 2023-2029. (Nov 2022)"
Product SKU 346683
Producer La Fiorita
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
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