marroneto, brunello di montalcino, madonna grazie 2012
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
99
WINE ENTHUSIAST
99

2012 marroneto, brunello di montalcino, madonna grazie

Why We're Buying

Il Marroneto Madonna delle Grazie has looked like Tesla stock with its performance over the past five years. The premium red wine is the estate's flagship offering, taking its name from a nearby church in the village. From 2017 to 2021, the price jumped 141%.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Alessandro Mori is the Sangiovese whisperer: l'uomo che sussurrava il Sangiovese. I need to say it in Italian, too, because it sounds so beautiful. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna Delle Grazie is a phenomenal wine that speaks so highly of the potential of the mighty Tuscan grape, Sangiovese. This wine mirrors all the greatest attributes of the 100-point 2010 edition. Most significantly, it delivers profound purity and a most authentic varietal voice that sings both the high notes and the bass-baritone. First you have the wine's dark ruby appearance that is brilliant and vibrant but beautifully concentrated. Then you have the multilayered bouquet that skillfully presents ethereal notes of wild berry and grilled herb on first nose. Those lighter tones lift gracefully to reveal substantial aromas of dark fruit, spice, tobacco and white truffle that form the wine's lasting aromatic core. The mouthfeel is feather light in texture, but don't underestimate its power or persistence. This is a true gem of Italian enology and sadly only 6,200 bottles were made.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
99

Wine Enthusiast

Perfumed berry, rose, new leather and dark spice are some of the enticing scents you'll find in this vibrant wine. It's still tightly wound but already dazzles with juicy wild cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon, nutmeg and pipe tobacco flavors. Youthfully austere but noble tannins and bright acidity provide balance and serious aging potential. Don't be tempted to open it soon—the best is yet to come. Drink 2022–2042.

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

Very pure and elegant, offering pretty cherry, blackberry, violet and tobacco flavors. Firmly structured and balanced. with a long, tobacco tinged aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2033.