La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2012
WS96: "Enticing from the first aromas of fresh cherry, violet and spice, this supple red is balanced and expressive. Matches an elegant frame with a firm backbone of tannins and lively acidity. Very persistent on the long, detailed aftertaste." - Wine Spectator
JS93: "So much crushed dark fruit such as raspberries and blueberries. Hints of sandalwood, too. Full-bodied, chewy and powerful with ripe tannins and a flavorful finish. Just a hint of lemon rind. Drink in 2018." - James Suckling
La Serena sits 400 meters above sea level in the northeast corner of Montalcino. The Mantengoli family has owned the estate since the 1930’s and began producing wines in 1988. The wines are structured and generally more approachable in their youth than their neighbors. This full-bodied Brunello is full of dark fruit and ripe tannins. Elegant and soft with great aging potential. 100% Sangiovese. Organic.