Brunello and Brunello Prime Donne 2012 94-93-94-92
Excellent reviews regarding our Casato Prime Donne Brunello 2012 from Wine Advocate, Jancis Robinson, James Suckling and Vinous
The two Brunello 2012 produced by Donatella Cinelli Colombini are really liked by all and are among the best ever produced at Casato Prime Donne. This vintage, labeled a 5 star one, has divided the International press, the only sure thing is that its extreme pleasantness, which will make restaurateurs happy as already after a few moments from the uncorking of the bottle, it presents complex aromas and pleasing sensations
The two Brunello from Casato Prime Donne are born in the coolest side on the Montalcino hill, where in 2012 a great heat wave arrived. The fact that we are in a cooler area, the preparation of the soil, and that in winter we grow beans between the rows, while in July and August we do frequent ploughings, have permitted the production of high quality Brunello.
Here below you find the ratings by Monica Larner from Wine Advocate – Robert Parker Jr and then following those of other wine critics.
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2012 PRIME DONNE 94+
Shows floral notes of pressed violet or red rose petal that distinguish it from its peers. Those delicate tones are very much in line with Sangiovese despite the hot growing season. Background notes of cassis dried plums and spice fill in the rear. A dry mineral note that recalls polished river stone or crushed granite also appears. This wine boasts a terrific bouquet that is infused with elegance and grace. The mouthfeel is polished and streamlined. The persistence is slightly shorter than 2010but this wine more than makes up for this thanks to the high quality of its aromas. Anticipated maturity 2018-2030.
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2012 CLASSICO 93
With respect to Brunello Prime Donne, this wine has absorbed more of the summer heat. The bouquet is more approachable and immediately appealing. This is a fantastic wine to eat in the near term. It could be good to taste across from one of those juice, boutique burgers you find at the best restaurants. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy with integrated tannins from both the fruit and the oak used. Anticipated maturity 2018-2028
JANCIS ROBINSON MW tasted by Walter Speller
Brunello di Montalcino Prime Donne 2012 – 17
Brunello di Montalcino 2012 – 16,5
Brunello di Montalcino Prime Donne 2012 – 94
Brunello di Montalcino – 92
VINOUS by ANTONIO GALLONI tasted by Ian D’Agata
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2012 PRIME DONNE 90
A red wine with some amber at the edge. Complex balsamic hints that recall goudron and dark red cherry. Sweet and round beginning, that then becomes more woody and austere with a lively acidity, accentuated by the soft young tannins that support at the end. A bigger wine but not better than the other Brunello.
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2012 90+
Brilliant red, aroma of red strawberries, liquorice and violet. Brilliant and juicy with sweet and deep nuances like strawberries and plants. The finish is long and intense, not out of this world but full of charm.