2012 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino Riserva GLI Angeli
This is the signature wine of the estate, obtained from the vinification of the best grapes coming from our emblematic vineyard, Vigna gli Angeli (Vineyard of the Angels), which was first planted at Colombaio in 1976. The selection of the grapes is severe and drastic until there is a yield per hectare equal to 65 quintals. The end result is an extremely complex wine, both in aromas where spicy notes and tobacco prevail, as well as in the very unique tannic texture. This wine is only produced for exceptional vintages and is destined for long aging.
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points
Pipe tobacco, blue flower, plum and dark culinary spice are some of the aromas you'll find on this full-bodied red. The aromas carry over to the firmly structured palate along with dried cherry, orange zest and star anise. Firm fine-grained tannins provide the backbone. Drink from 2022 through 2032.
James Suckling, 93 points
Striking autumnal sous bois type character here. This is a remarkably suave and supple Brunello Riserva that stands out in the crowd in spite of the classic red fruit character. A silky long finish. Drink or hold.
Wine & Spirits, 93 points
The late Sergio Rossi founded this estate in 1975 with the purchase of 16 vineyard acres from the daughter of Tancredi Biondi-Santi, who had inherited the property when her father passed away. Sergio’s wife, Donatella Monforte, runs the estate today and Vittorio Fiore makes the wines, including this riserva from a 2.5-acre parcel of vines planted in 1976. Aged for four years in large Slavonian casks, it showcases the best side of traditional Brunello, with concentrated cherry flavors layered in notes of dark chocolate, charred meat, roasted mushroom and pipe tobacco. Lively black spices draw the flavors into a long, energetic finish.
Wine Spectator, 92 points
This is well-marked by new oak, with vanilla and toast aromas and flavors covering the sweet berry and subtle character for now. Leather, tobacco and mineral notes emerge on the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2032.
Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino
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