La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2012
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."
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.