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2013 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8562831 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
JacksonT… 1 $70 $70
3 $70
Item Sold Amount Date
I8655938 2 $60 Jan 22, 2023
I8602023 2 $65 Dec 25, 2022
I8562831 1 $70 Dec 4, 2022
I8532592 1 $70 Nov 20, 2022
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RATINGS

97Vinous / IWC

... High-pitched aromas of sour red cherry, raspberry, rose, stainless steel, white pepper and minerals. Dense and silky in texture...displays great juiciness, clarity and floral lift; the lively but harmonious acidity really lifts and frames the bright red and mineral flavors. Totally saturates the palate and yet comes off as virtually weightless...

96James Suckling

A balanced and firm red with plum, light chocolate, walnut and spice character. Medium to full body and silky tannins...flavorful finish.

95Wine Enthusiast

Enticingly fragrant, this opens with delicate scents of forest berry, underbrush, new leather and crushed purple flowers. Juicy and enveloping, the smooth, full-bodied palate presents ripe Morello cherry, raspberry preserve, licorice and chewing tobacco framed in taut fine-grained tannins.

93The Wine Advocate

... The wine is sophisticated and austere in character, and the fruit tones are etched and firm... Dark cherry and dried fruit segue to mineral aromas and campfire ash. The wine maintains a somewhat serious and introspective quality throughout...

92Wine Spectator

A rich style, displaying cherry, strawberry, floral and wild herb aromas and flavors. Tightly wound, with iron, sanguine and tobacco notes rolling out on the finish.

17+ Jancis Robinson

... Fresh, vigorous cherry nose and lots of concentrated cherry on the palate and fine, coating tannins... True class.

PRODUCER

Fuligni

Fuligni is a 28-acre estate in Montalcino, Tuscany. It has been in the Fuligni family for more than a century. The estate produces Brunello di Montalcinos, Rosso di Montalcino and a Super Tuscan. Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, notes that the “estate’s wines have a unique personality that reflects both its character and the terroir.” Wine Advocate has frequently awarded the Brunellos ratings in the mid-90s.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.