James Suckling 95 - Lots of balsamic and dried-cherry character. Full-bodied, rich and silky with beautiful fruit and intensity. Long and flavorful. Gorgeous wine. One of best from here in a long time. >#21 of the Top 25 Brunellos of the 2012 Vintage
Wine Spectator 93 - Well-defined cherry and raspberry fruit is augmented by floral, tobacco and mineral notes in this elegant, polished Brunello. Harmonious and vibrant, with a lingering aftertaste. Should improve in bottle. Best from 2020 through 2030.
Wine Enthusiast 92 - Chopped mint, new leather, forest floor and spiced plum aromas take shape in the glass. The ripe, juicy palate doles out fleshy black cherry, raspberry jam, clove and licorice notes, supported by big, rounded tannins. It's already accessible and seriously delicious. Drink through 2022. Editors' Choice
Wine Advocate 90 - The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino from Collosorbo in the Castelnuovo dell'Abate sub zone is a plump and generous wine. The bouquet is redolent of dark fruit, sun-dried cherry, blue flower and spicy tobacco. Winemaking is simple with fermentation in stainless steel and further aging in traditional large casks. This approach awards the freshness and the brightness of the natural fruit at hand. The wine shows good structure with moderate length.
Aromas of red roses and wildflowers. Fine-grained tannins, with tangy cherry, dark chocolate and almond notes. Pair with red meat or slow-braised stews; aged cheese.