Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino VV 2012 - SPIRITED Wines
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Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino VV 2012

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Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino VV 2012
$119.99
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$95.99

SKU 53611

750ml

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'V.V.', a play on the French Vieilles Vignes, is simply stunning. It shows the freshness and brightness of this high-altitude site, the highest in all of Montalcino. Freshly cut flowers, black cherries and spices are some of the many notes that flow from the glass in this beautifully delineated Brunello. Expressive aromatics are woven throughout, adding harmony and finesse. The Ragnaie V.V. is an example of how well some of the central, higher-altitude plots performed in 2007. It is one of the most refined and elegant wines of the vintage.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Le Ragnaie
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Wine SpectatorThis red combines cherry, strawberry, tobacco, leather, iron and wild thyme and sage flavors, backed by compact tannins and bright acidity. Will take a few years to unpack, but this finds equilibrium in the end. Exhibits a ton of grip. A textbook Brunello. Best from 2021 through 2035. 250 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, June 15, 2017
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Wine Enthusiast"Cellar Selection" Truffle, forest floor, baked plum and cake spice aromas mingle with whiffs of new leather and pipe tobacco on this bold full-bodied red. The enveloping palate seamlessly combines concentration and finesse, doling out fleshy black cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon, licorice and mocha alongside big velvety tannins that give the finish nice grip and a polished texture. This will give decades of enjoyment. Drink 2020-2037.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2017
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Ragnaie V V represents a clear step up in terms of intensity and complexity next to the Brunello annata. This expression shows more bulk and muscle compared to the base wine. Its appearance is darkly saturated and rich. The nose shows a thick patchwork of dark cherry, plum, spice, leather and grilled herb aromas. The mouthfeel is round, supple and soft initially, but tends to show some thinness on the mid-palate. This is a common characteristic among wines from this vintage.

Monica Larner, February 2017