98pt Brunello Under $60btl
Lorenzo and Sabina Sassetti created one of the Italian wines that impressed me most in Montalcino in 2012. Their Brunello is a champion effort and is immediately recognized for the sheer quality of fruit at hand. I tasted this wine early in my tasting and it contributed generously to my opinion of this difficult vintage. It became a standard by which I judged the other wines of the region. I highly recommend this beautiful wine. And, with the email deals, you can enjoy it for a lot less than any other advertised price.
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2012 Sassetti Livio Pertimali * Brunello di Montalcino
98pts JS, 95pts AG
$377.94 per six btls ($62.99btl)
$684.00 per case ($57.00btl)
Pertimali is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. Absent are those slightly amber or browning hues you often get with Sangiovese in a hot vintage. Nor does the wine show flat or tired characteristics. Instead, the quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year’s best Brunellos. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035.