Giodo Brunello di Montalcino 2012

James Suckling: 96pts

Fascinating plum, light chocolate and citrus undertones. Medium to full body, medium, velvety tannins and a soft and medium-fruity finish. All in reserve and balance. A wine to get. Drink or hold. Nov 2016

Wine Advocate: 94pts

Carlo Ferrini has now put three vintages of Giodo under his belt. This is the consulting enologist's personal property in Montalcino. Carlo felt the need to stretch his creative muscles and this avowed “Sangiovesista” set his sights on Montalcino. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is not as dense or rich as the two previous vintages released. This wine offers a subdued and streamlined personality that pegs it closer to classic Sangiovese without the exuberance - and irresistible controversy - that we can expect from this talented Tuscan winemaker. In fact, the wine shows little of Carlo's personal style that prizes density, opulence and concentration. Wild berry, pressed violets and spice rise from the bouquet. The wine is firm, delineated, muscular and powerful in terms of textural finesse. I feel confident of its aging potential. The mouthfeel will flesh out further with more time in the bottle. That said, I admit to feeling nostalgic for the grandeur and opulence that I associate with Carlo's vast portfolio of great wines. Go for it Carlo! Show us your stuff. This is a bashful vintage that I don't associate with your signature style.

International Wine Report: 94pts

The 2012 Giodo is a simply gorgeous showing from renowned tuscan enologist Carlo Ferrini. In this vintage Giodo is all about finesse and class, as it opens to aromas of plums and cherries, which are woven together with orange zest, dried florals and exotic spices all taking shape. On the palate this medium-bodied Brunello is beautifully balanced with remarkable overall focus and precision. It continues to impress with its sleek texture all they way through the finish as it lingers effortlessly. A fantastic showing in this vintage, and although this is extremely appealing now, there also looks to be a wonderful future ahead. (Best 2018-2029) - April, 2017 (JD)





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