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Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

It’s early days to be judging our 2012. It was only bottled at the end of 2016 and illustrates perfectly the necessity of the obligatory four months of bottle aging for Brunello. The wine shows great complexity and structure. On the nose; mint, eucalyptus and a little waft of violets; dark fruits abound, backed by forest floor and wet stone. In the mouth there is tobacco, leather and a a touch of chocolate just discernable on the long and satisfying finish. The juicy acidity and firm tannins are perfectly balanced. This is a wine of promise that will benefit enormously from time in the cellar. It has all the austerity and resolute character of traditional Brunello.

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Il Palazzone:
Il Palazzone is extremely small, making under 1.000 cases of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG with the utmost focus on quality. The vineyards are located in three different subzones of Montalcino, thereby bringing to each bottle different aspects of Montalcino's renowned terroir. Agricoltura responsabile and precision viticulture in the vineyards mean low yields, healthy fruit and fa... Read more
Il Palazzone is extremely small, making under 1.000 cases of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG with the utmost focus on quality. The vineyards are located in three different subzones of Montalcino, thereby bringing to each bottle different aspects of Montalcino's renowned terroir. Agricoltura responsabile and precision viticulture in the vineyards mean low yields, healthy fruit and farming without the use of chemical pesticides.  Grapes are hand picked at harvest and the estate has been fermenting in wood since the 2011 vintage. All Brunellos spend over 40 months aging in large Slavonian oak barrels, and the wines are marked by distinct balance, elegance and austerity.    Read less

Editorial Reviews for Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464772,017
4.50 5
02/26/2018

Gorgeous cherry and red currant aromas are lightly floral with sweet spice and even a bit of mineral gun flint hiding under the bright fruit. Juicy and expressive on the palate with red fruit notes of red currant, raspberry and cherry, nicely balanced against moist earthy spice and well integrated tannins. On the fruitier side but mellow, pleasant and approachable with a lot to offer. 91 pts



It’s early days to be judging our 2012. It was only bottled at the end of 2016 and illustrates perfectly the necessity of the obligatory four months of bottle aging for Brunello. The wine shows great complexity and structure. On the nose; mint, eucalyptus and a little waft of violets; dark fruits abound, backed by forest floor and wet stone. In the mouth there is tobacco, leather and a a touch of chocolate just discernable on the long and satisfying finish. The juicy acidity and firm tannins are perfectly balanced. This is a wine of promise that will benefit enormously from time in the cellar. It has all the austerity and resolute character of traditional Brunello.

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Alcohol: 14%

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