100 Points from Wine Enthusiast

Heady scents of chopped herbs, woodland berry, forest floor, new leather, dark spice and violet are just some of the aromas you'll find on this fragrant wine. It's savory and loaded with finesse, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice, orange zest and pipe tobacco alongside firm yet polished tannins and fresh acidity. A tangy mineral note graces the lingering finish. It's still young and needs plenty of time to fully unwind and develop. Drink 2027–2042. Cellar Selection

 

98 Points from Vinous

Vivid deep red. Musky, deep, mineral-tinged aromas of red cherry, violet and crystallized orange peel. Sweet, lush and packed with red fruit, blood orange nectar and savory underbrush flavors; a step up in sheer size from Costanti’s 2013 Brunello. At once powerful and refined, this seriously saturates the palate with flavor, vibrant minerality and noble tannins. This is everything a great Brunello ought to be.

 

97 Points from Wine & Spirits

A historic estate located just east of the town of Montalcino, Conti Costanti delivered a gorgeous riserva in 2012. The flavors of red and black cherry are fresh and vibrant for this warm vintage, the flavors cooled by firm, ferrous tannins. The wine aged for 18 months in French oak tonneaux, followed by another year and a half in large Slavonian casks, allowing the flavors to knit together. Notes of coriander and clove amp up the fruit tones, adding verve to the polished, velvety texture. The finish is long and energetic as the flavors continue expanding long after the wine is gone.

 

Winemaker Notes

Deep ruby red with aromas of plums, smoke, and coffee. Graceful tannins and a beautiful finish. This wine is complex and austere. This wine is complex and will undoubtedly benefit from further bottle age, peaking in 5-10 years’ time. Top vintages will also have top longevity.

2012 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

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