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La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino 2018 750ml

SKU: 042523 ISBN: 676080010170
$69.99
90+

Wine Information:

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino

Variety: Sangiovese Grosso

$69.99
95 Points  Wine Enthusiast | The nose begins with a shooting star of sweet candied cherry and vanilla before it burns up and leaves behind a dark, savory sky of coffee, old leather and burnt caramel. The sun rises on the palate, with strawberry and blood orange notes joining the resurgent cherry. Compressed tannins and vigorous acidity provide structure.


93 Points Wine Advocate | Revealing dark fruit and oak spice, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino leans toward the bolder and bulkier side of the Brunello spectrum. The wine is open-knit and accessible and perhaps further along its evolution than one would like to see in a wine hitting the market now. However, this is a trend I see across the 2018 vintage. The finish reverts to a more gentle side with polished tannins. Production is 40,000 bottles and 500 magnums. 


93 Points Wine Spectator | A juicy style for the vintage, boasting cherry, raspberry, floral, graphite and spice flavors. Balanced and lively, with bright acidity and refined tannins for support. Shows fine length. Best from 2025 through 2042. 2,916 cases made, 1,250 cases imported.

93 Points James Suckling | Aromas of fresh raspberries, sour cherries, lemons, walnuts and vanilla beans. It’s succulent and flavorful with a medium body and creamy tannins. Tangy fruit turns to creamy chocolate. Lovely drinkability. Drink now or hold.

93 Points Jeb Dunnuck | The 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino is attractively layered with spiced red plum, balsamic, and sweet cedar. Seamless and approachable, it is medium bodied, with a soft mineral texture and super-fine tannins. Fresh red cherry, orange rind, and delicate salty earth intertwine and find fantastic balance throughout. It is a beautiful wine to enjoy over the next 10-15 years.

92 Points Vinous | The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino is rich and hauntingly dark, with masses of cherry and raspberry sauce giving way to sweet violet florals. This coasts across the palate, with velvety textures giving way to balsamic spice, and red and black fruits lifted by cooling acidity. It leaves a staining of primary concentration offset by hints of sour citrus while finishing gently tannic and potent. There's a lot going on here, and with the capacity to mature over the medium term.
 

"Revealing dark fruit and oak spice, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino leans toward the bolder and bulkier side of the Brunello spectrum. The wine is open-knit and accessible and perhaps further along its evolution than one would like to see in a wine hitting the market now. However, this is a trend I see across the 2018 vintage. The finish reverts to a more gentle side with polished tannins."
Wine Advocate - 93

"A juicy style for the vintage, boasting cherry, raspberry, floral, graphite and spice flavors. Balanced and lively, with bright acidity and refined tannins for support. Shows fine length. Best from 2025 through 2042."
Wine Spectator - 93

"Aromas of fresh raspberries, sour cherries, lemons, walnuts and vanilla beans. It’s succulent and flavorful with a medium body and creamy tannins. Tangy fruit turns to creamy chocolate. Lovely drinkability. Drink now or hold."
James Sucking - 93