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2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Madonna delle Grazie, Il Marroneto

Tuscany
(OWC)

PRICE:
$2,300.00 per Magnum (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
13 Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The stunning 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna Delle Grazie is a protagonist of the vintage. This growing season has produced a collection of iconic wines, and to my palate none is more impressive than this. This is the first time Alessandro Mori has produced a riserva. He did so because he "fell in love with a single barrel" as he puts it. That botte was left to age for an additional year (for a total of 41 months) and once bottled, it produced 1,700 magnums and 66 750-milliliter bottles. I had preview tasted this wine from botte last year, and this review is based on a tasting of one of those 750-milliliter samples. This unique riserva opens to a beautifully saturated and dark ruby hue. The wine presents an even sequence of aromas that segues from dark forest fruit to balsam herb and crushed rock. The careful balance of aromas is impeccable. The wine is robust and firmly textured, with a bright culmination of Sangiovese acidity that adds overall radiance and brilliance. It has all the criteria necessary for a long and successful aging trajectory. I struggled to score this wine and the only reason it fell short of a perfect score is because I have the memory of the stunning 2010 vintage so clear in my mind.." Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate End of January 2019
(WA, 01/31/2019)

Rating: 99
Drink from: 2020-2045


"Vibrant medium-deep red. Expressive, complex nose combines raspberry, strawberry, and violet, plus hints of truffle and dried herbs. Lovely extract and flavor intensity for its color, offering a strong savory quality to its strawberry, floral and herb flavors. A stylish, midweight Brunello with a seamless texture, uncanny sweet juiciness and outstanding inner-mouth energy that builds on you." Ian D'Agata, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 03/01/2019)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2020-2029


"A ripe style, displaying macerated cherry, plum and rose hip tea flavors. This is supported by a firm backbone yet feels balanced and stays long on the finish. Leather, earth and tobacco notes round this out. Best from 2021 through 2035. 500 cases made, 100 cases imported." Wine Spectator
(WS, 06/15/2018)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2021-2035


"Deep ruby. Pure, brooding and concentrated on the nose and with a touch of leather. Intense yet poised and with inherent richness of fruit and beautiful, coating tannins. Concentrated and with great balance and length, but really monolithic for the moment." Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 01/08/2018)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2022-2034


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