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2012 Lazzeretti Brunello di Montalcino

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Obtained by inheritance; Consignor is second owner

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Obtained by inheritance; Consignor is second owner

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96James Suckling

Forest-floor and dried-cherry aromas follow through to a medium to full body, decadent flavors and ripe and polished tannins. Great texture. Goes on for minutes. Excellent!

92Wine Spectator

This is rich, with plum, black cherry and earth flavors, backed by a solid structure of gritty tannins.

15.5Jancis Robinson

Brooding, balsamic nose with hints of liquorice. Quite penetrating tannins, and although there is plenty of aromatic length...



Lazzeretti is in Italy’s Montalcino region, near Sienna. It is owned and operated by the Lazzeretti family, who have been in winemaking for generations. But in 1998 the young Marco Lazzeretti took over the business and added 10 more acres to the estate. He also started bottling under his own name. His limited production wines have earned praise from reviewers including Stephen Tanzer, who gave Marco Lazzeretti’s debut 2001 Brunello di Montalcino 94 pts. Lazzeretti is known for Brunello di Montalcino, but also makes a Rosso di Montalcino and several red blends.


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.