Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a dark and richly extracted wine. The aromas are very ripe. I would argue too ripe, at least for my tastes. Candied cherry and blackberry confit segue to sweet baking spice and bitter chocolate. You also get whiffs of scorched earth, molasses and tangy Spanish cedar wood. This wine ages in oak for four years, and the wood influences add a succulent quality to the already sweet jammy fruit. The mouthfeel is richly textured with soft tannins and some bitterness on the close.