2017 Az Agr Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
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REVIEWS

WA 94 VN 94 JS 93 WS 92
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2022

The Uccelliera 2017 Brunello di Montalcino does a great job showcasing that extra power and brawn of the vintage and the richer textural structure of the southern side of the appellation. The bouquet is up front and...
VN 94

Vinous, December 2021

94+ Balsam herbs, cocoa and sweet white smoke give way to crushed black cherry and plum as the 2017 Brunello di Montalcino blossoms in the glass. This is elegance personified, silky, deep and round, yet delivering a core...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, October 2021

A solid 2017, but there’s tangy freshness to this, and relatively fine tannins that frame the wine nicely. Plenty of ripe fruit. Some fresh mushroom, too. Drink after 2023.
WS 92

Wine Spectator, June 2022

Cherry and plum fruit flavors are allied to mint, camphor and spice flavors in this dense, powerful red, which is lively and resonates on the finish with echoes of fruit, herbs and spices. Best from 2025 through 2042...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Az Agr Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino is a red wine made from Sangiovese Grosso grapes, hailing from the renowned Brunello di Montalcino region in Tuscany, Italy. This vintage, despite being from a challenging year, has received commendable reviews from several professional tasters, reflecting a balance of power and elegance.

Eric Guido of Vinous awarded it a score of 94, noting that the wine "blossoms in the glass" with aromas of balsam herbs, cocoa, and sweet white smoke, leading into flavors of crushed black cherry and plum. Guido describes it as "elegance personified," with a silky, deep texture and a savory, saline-mineral core. He highlights the "chiseled structure" of the tannins and the wine's balance, despite the challenging vintage, and recommends drinking it between 2024 and 2029.

James Suckling gave the wine a score of 93, appreciating its "tangy freshness" and "relatively fine tannins" that frame the wine nicely. He notes the presence of ripe fruit and fresh mushroom flavors, suggesting it will be best enjoyed after 2023.

Wine Spectator's review, which scored the wine at 92, highlights its "cherry and plum fruit flavors" combined with mint, camphor, and spice. They describe the wine as dense and powerful, resonating on the finish with echoes of fruit, herbs, and spices. Wine Spectator suggests the wine will reach its peak between 2025 and 2042, with 2,388 cases produced and 1,200 cases imported.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also scored the wine 94, emphasizing its "extra power and brawn" and the richer textural structure typical of the southern side of the appellation. The review notes the "up front and beautifully measured" bouquet with red and purple fruit, spice, tar, and earthiness. The mouthfeel is described as delivering "fiber, flesh, and soft tannins," though the alcohol level is noted at a high 15%.

Overall, the 2017 Az Agr Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino is a powerful yet balanced wine, demonstrating the skill of its producer in a difficult vintage.