2012 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
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  • WS 94
  • WE 93
  • WA 93
  • JS 91
  • VN 91

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Reg: $44.94

$39.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Inmediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WS 94
Wine Spectator, January 2017
You can almost smell the countryside in this expressive red. Wild herb, underbrush, cherry and smoke notes weave throughout this supple red. Firms up on the finish while remaining fresh and resonant. Best from 2020... You can almost smell the countryside in this expressive red. Wild herb, underbrush, cherry and smoke notes weave throughout this supple red. Firms up on the finish while remaining fresh and resonant. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,500 cases imported. –BS
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, April 2017
Earthy aromas suggesting leather, forest floor, tilled soil and dark spice take the lead in this Brunello, punctuated by a balsamic note. Firm and full-bodied, it delivers succulent Marasca cherry, star anise, mint and... Earthy aromas suggesting leather, forest floor, tilled soil and dark spice take the lead in this Brunello, punctuated by a balsamic note. Firm and full-bodied, it delivers succulent Marasca cherry, star anise, mint and pipe tobacco, framed by tightly wound but refined tannins. Drink 2020–2032.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2017
The Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers a clear and bright quality of fruit. This wine really hits the high notes better than most others in its class. Stefano Cinelli Colombini and his team have done a... The Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers a clear and bright quality of fruit. This wine really hits the high notes better than most others in its class. Stefano Cinelli Colombini and his team have done a fine job with this Brunello annata. Beyond the dark cherry and cassis are elegant tones of dried herb, tar and rose petal. The bouquet reaches harmony and finesse. In fact, you'd hardly know just how warm this summer growing season was because the fruit appears not to have suffered one bit. The tannins are delicate and silky. - Monica Larner
JS 91
jamessuckling.com, February 2017
Ripe and savory Brunello with plum, spice and grilled-meat character. Full and chewy. A little rustic now but will come into its own in three or four years.
VN 91
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2017
Good bright red with pale rim. Racy aromas of spicy red berries, sour red cherries and rhubarb on the nose. Crisp, bright and juicy, with an enticing easy-going sweetness characterizing the fresh and tasty red berry and... Good bright red with pale rim. Racy aromas of spicy red berries, sour red cherries and rhubarb on the nose. Crisp, bright and juicy, with an enticing easy-going sweetness characterizing the fresh and tasty red berry and mineral flavors. This medium-bodied wine is quite tangy and penetrating today with fresh acids but avoids coming off as hard; an excellent showing. - Ian D'Agata
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Label

Produced since 1892, Barbi Brunello (aka “blue label”) is the “heart”of the estate’s production from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grown on the estate’s best Montalcino vineyards. In the Fattoria dei Barbi cellar, you can view a collection of thousands of bottles of Brunello dating all the way back to the original 1892 vintage.

Winery

Fattoria dei Barbi

First arriving in Montalcino in 1352, the Colombini family can trace their roots in Tuscany back to the Middle Ages when they were active in the Sienese government. As winemakers, they earned recognition and awards for their releases in the 19th century, though it was Giovanni Colombini, born in 1906, who was instrumental in bringing recognition to the wines of Fattoria dei Barbi.

An innovator and a pioneer of modern viticulture, opening of the first retail wine shop in Italy at the Fortress of Montalcino was his idea. Continuing his string of “firsts”, he started a mail-order business to sell Tuscan wines, and was also the first to make sales overseas in many markets. The opening of the Fattoria dei Barbi cellar to visitors in the 1950’s was one of the first steps in developing the region’s wine tourism.

After the death of Giovanni Colombini in 1976, Fattoria dei Barbi was managed first by his daughter Francesca, and afterwards by his nephew Stefano who continued to develop and expand the property into what we see today.

Now under management of Stefano Cinelli Colombini, Fattoria dei Barbi extends over 306 hectares at Montalcino and Scansano, producing 800,000 bottles annually, 200,000 of which are Brunello di Montalcino. There are three Brunelli, including the flagship Brunello di Montalcino (“blue label”), a single-vineyard Brunello Vigna del Fiore (“white label”), and a Riserva (“red label”). They also produce a Rosso di Montalcino, a Morellino di Scansano, and a range of Tuscan IGT reds and whites.