jamessuckling.com, 95 points: Lots of balsamic and dried-cherry character. Full-bodied, rich and silky with beautiful fruit and intensity. Long and flavorful. Gorgeous wine. One of best from here in a long time.
jamessuckling.com, 96 points: I like the ripe-fruit and smoked-meat aromas to this. Subtle and complex. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and chewy finish. Needs time to soften. Very structured for the vintage. Better in 2020.
jamessuckling.com, 95 points: The plum-fruit character with salted almonds here is fascinating. Full body, and this really grows on the palate, showing a powerful depth of fruit and wonderful length. Drink in 2020.
Wine Spectator, 98 points: This is bright, juicy and packed with cherry, strawberry, floral and
mineral aromas and flavors. Linear in shape and tightly wound, yet
very pure, with a long, detailed aftertaste that pulls all the
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 96 points: I am always such a big fan of Andrea Cortonesi's work. Like his previous releases, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino shows an uncanny sense of continuity and consistency with past releases. This steady stylistic focus is...
jamessuckling.com, 93 points: Bright and freshly fruity with plum, cherry and walnut undertones. Medium to full body and firm and silky tannins. Really beautiful and bright. One of the best wines in years from here. Drink or hold.
Wine Spectator, 94 points: The sweet cherry and raspberry flavors set the pace for this supple, charming Brunello. Leather, tobacco, earth and iron accents add complexity as this cruises to a terrific finish. Feels more open, yet this should...
Wine Spectator, 94 points: This is round, exuding black cherry and blackberry flavors, allied to a pliable profile. The acidity and tannins emerge on the finish, where everything falls into place. Fine freshness, tobacco and mineral details emerge...
jamessuckling.com, 93 points: Bright and vivid with crushed raspberries and orange peel on the nose. Full body, tight and solid tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Pretty austerity. Better in 2019 when the tannins soften.
Wine Spectator, 96 points: A ripe, macerated version, displaying plum, cherry, tobacco, earth
and spice flavors. A beam of lively acidity in the middle elevates
this. Ends with elegance, supporting tannins and fine length. Best
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Great site with outstanding variety. I've been looking for the 2003 Chateau Gloria for months with no luck until now. Thanks JJ Buckley!
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