TOSCANA Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2012

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Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2012

£36.95

Category: Italy, TOSCANA, Tenute Silvio Nardi, Montalcino, 2012

In 1950 Silvio Nardi bought Casale del Bosco situated west of Montalcino, he then purchased Manachiara to the east in 1962 and Bibbiano Castle. In 1967, the Nardi Estate was among the founders of the important Brunello Consortium. Since 1990 Silvio’s youngest daughter Emilia, has been at the helm, ably assisted by her brothers. Tenute Silvio Nardi aim to produce a modern style Brunello, delicate whilst maintaining the traditional Brunello style. These wines remain full-bodied, are matured 5 years in cellar and may be drunk for years to come.

In stock

£36.95

Grape

100% Sangiovese

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Spurred cordon training system. Manual harvesting in the second half of October. Wine making: Fermentation and maceration for at least 20 days at temperature controlled vats. Maturation for 12 months in new and used French oak barriques (allier), followed by 12 months in large Slovanian oak barrels. Bottle aged for at least 6 months

Tasting Note

Intense ruby red colour with garnet highlights. Clean, sophisticated, intense and complex aroma, rich in evolved overtones, with hints of anise, ripe wild berries and a light touch of vanilla. Warm with supple tannins, great structure, good length and considerable ageing capacity.

James Suckling Tasting Note

Bright and vivid with crushed raspberries and orange peel on the nose. Full body, tight and solid tannins and a long and flavourful finish. Pretty austerity. Better in 2019 when the tannins softern. 93 Points, December 2016

Wine Spectator Tasting Note

Rose, strawberry, cherry and black pepper aromas and flavours are the highlights of this red. The unyielding structure provides support, surrounded by a lush texture. Fine length. Best from 2020 through 2033. 92 Points, Bruce Sanderson, June 2017

International Wine Report Tasting Note

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino from Tenute Silvio Nardi slowly begins to open with inviting aromas of dark cherries and hints of dark plum woven together with spices, floral, leather and hints of zesty notes. On the palate this full-bodied Brunello is well structured around fine grained tannins which expand beautifully onto the long, chewy fruit. While this shows some early appeal, it will ultimately require a few more years of bottle age to flesh out. 92 Points

Wine Enthusiast Tasting Note

Red berry, toast and black spice aromas lead the nose, accented by whiffs of expresso. The palate offers liquorice, clove, dried cherry and vanilla notes, while a backbone of fine-grained tannins provides support. 91 Points

Jancis Robinson Tasting Note

Tasted blind. Youthful mid ruby. Bags of sweet raspberry fruit on the nose and perfumed, sweet, raspberry fruit with zesty acidity on the palate. Big tannins play up for the moment, yet this is incredibly long. 16 Points

Food Pairing

Pair with steak or rich fish such as sturgeon, tuna or salmon

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