Mocali 2017 Brunello Di Montalicino 750ml

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Grape: 100% estate-owned Sangiovese Grosso grown in galestro soils at an altitude of 400 meters.

Region: DOCG Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 

Winemaking: Fermentation in stainless steel followed by aging in large Slavonian oak for one year. Transferred to large French oak casks for an additional two years before bottling.

Critical Acclaim: 

James Suckling
A dense and layered red with lots of ripe fruit as well as wood and tile highlights. It’s full and chewy with intense tannins yet the texture feels velvety and dusty at the end. Drink after 2023.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Mocali 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is a little harder to read compared to many of the wines in this report. It shows a savory quality with worn leather and cured meat that could well be a product of the very hot and dry growing season. The wine is lean on the palate, with more primary fruit flavors and fresh acidity to make for a neat and snappy close.
Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit, cedar and tilled soil lead the nose. The ripe, full-bodied palate offers blackberry jam, clove and ground pepper alongside firm tannins.
Wine Spectator
A mix of plum, fruit cake, earth, leather and tobacco mark this savory, firmly-structured red, which tips toward the dense tannins in the end, yet remains focused and long. Best from 2024 through 2038.