2012 il palazzone, brunello di montalcino
Why We're Buying
Il Palazzone captures all the components of Montalcino terroir in its classic Brunello. The 100% sangiovese grosso wine touts a bouquet of effervescent aromas, a deep fruit core, and silky tannins. The estate only produces 10,000 or so bottles annually so investment opportunities are finite. It also appreciated 16.7% in 2020.
Aromas of fragrant blue flower, wild berry, dark culinary spice, leather and menthol lead the nose. The firmly structured palate delivers succulent wild cherry, raspberry, tobacco and orange zest alongside firm chewy tannins. Fresh acidity lends balance. It's youthfully austere and precise, with good aging potential. Drink 2022–2032.
Marked by juicy cherry, strawberry and spice flavors, this red is lively and elegant. Features light, dusty tannins, with the vivid acidity keeping this focused and fresh. Best from 2019 through 2030.
Wine & Spirits
Yields were down at this estate in 2012 after consecutive warm growing seasons, but late August rains and cool evening temperatures in September helped balance the vines and preserved a bright core of acidity in this wine. Aged for nearly four years in large Slavonian casks, it presents an austere frame that gradually fills out to reveal soft black-cherry flavors deepened by notes of damp earth and subtle spices.