Wine Advocate: 92 pts
Darkly saturated and rich in personality, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers an immediate and approachable expression of the grape. Your palate yearns for succulent bistecca alla fiorentina with roasted potatoes on the side—all of it drenched in olive oil. That's because the wine is so upfront and soft even at this young stage in its evolution. This Brunello is soft in texture and mouthfeel, yet it offers loads of chewy fruit and enough bright acidity to pair with whatever you have on the menu tonight.
Wine Enthusiast: 90 pts
Aromas of sun-baked soil, stalky underbrush, crushed herb and toast lead the nose while the ripe full-bodied palate offers fleshy black-skinned berry, coffee and oak-driven spice. Rounded tannins support the juicy fruit. Drink 2018–2024.