One of the Brunellos of the Vintage: Piancornello 2013
Greetings Brunello fans,
We can't wait for the arrival of Piancornello's new Brunellos. We first fell for Piancornello's style in their Rosso di Montalcino, which we called a study in the purity and attractiveness of Sangiovese. Then came the massive praise from Vinous Media, with Piancornello's 2013 Brunello named "one of the Brunello's of the vintage."
2013 was an excellent vintage in Montalcino, producing classic, age-worthy Brunello. In short: our kind of Brunello. We highly recommend adding some to your collection. Arriving early July!
Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino 2013
$49.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order
96 points Vinous: "Highly perfumed, mineral aromas of raspberry, red cherry, violet and iron. Wonderfully sappy but youthfully imploded in the mouth, this remarkably precise and well-delineated Brunello offers an extremely refined set of flinty red and black fruit herbal flavors. Finishes with a firm edge of tannins and very good floral and spicy lift. An outstanding, very pure and deep wine that really needs about a decade of patience. One of the Brunellos of the vintage."
Not to be outdone, the elusive Piancornello Riserva 2012 also arrives in early July. Very, very limited.
Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012
$71.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($79.95 regular)
97 points Vinous: "Luminous deep red. Less stony and scented on the nose than Piancornello's memorable 2013 Brunello, offering hints of gingerbread and exotic fruit elements to the red berry and cherry aromas and flavors. Thick and creamy in the mouth, but lovely acidity and a saline element give the wine a three-dimensional texture and keep it light on its feet despite noteworthy concentration of extract and flavor. This densely packed, rich and ripe Brunello will age splendidly. Not surprisingly, this 2012 Riserva is weightier and fuller than the 2013 Brunello from Piacornello, but still comes across as refined and steely in the typical house style."
We're looking forward to helping you with an order. Thanks for your support!
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