Wine Advocate: 95 pts
With only 2,700 bottles made, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a rare and precious wine. This Riserva does not have the fruity exuberance that you get in the 2013 Annata wine. Instead, it is etched and sophisticated with pronounced aromas of dried cherry, tar, leather, crushed mineral and campfire ash. It offers volume, lasting richness and power. Not all of the Riservas from this vintage reach this level of balance and integrity. This is a standout wine among its peers.