Here’s what veteran wine writer Dale Robertson (Houston Chronicle) had to say about the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore, which he called a “Wow!” wine. Click here for his complete review.
2012 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore
I often stumble into wines that seduce my taste buds but haven’t passed through the official Chronicle tasting panel’s vetting process. This single-vineyard Barbi Brunello, sampled during a recent wine dinner at Backstreet Cafe, is one. Forewarning: only 3,900 bottles were made, so quantities are limited.
My score: 9.5 [out of 10 points]. “Voluptuous fruit. Many layers of intense flavors. Long, satisfying finish.”
Critical acclaim: Wine Spectator awarded a score of 94, and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave it a 93.