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For your holiday consideration: Kerin O’Keefe “editor’s pick” 2012 Brunello, 93 points
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

For your holiday consideration: Kerin O’Keefe “editor’s pick” 2012 Brunello, 93 points

Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino 93 points Earthy aromas suggesting leather, forest floor, tilled soil and dark spice take the lead in this Brunello, punctuated by a balsamic note. Firm and full-bodied, it delivers succulent Marasca cherry, star anise, mint and pipe tobacco, framed by tightly wound but refined tannins. Drink 2020–2032. Kerin … Continue reading

Monica Larner on Fiore: “A special single-vineyard expression that really delivers the goods.”
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Monica Larner on Fiore: “A special single-vineyard expression that really delivers the goods.”

Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 93+ points The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore is a special single-vineyard expression that really delivers the goods. Only 3,900 bottles are made, whereas production numbers for the Brunello annata top 200,000. Both are priced the same. If you can get your hands … Continue reading

Barbi’s 2012 Brunello “is special. A remarkable blend of technological precision meeting time-honored tradition”
Accolades

Barbi’s 2012 Brunello “is special. A remarkable blend of technological precision meeting time-honored tradition”

“Fattoria Barbi is one of Brunello’s largest producers, writes wine blogger John Fodera on his site Tuscan Vines, but “quality doesn’t suffer in the least relative to the size of the estate production. I reject that argument on its merits. Passion and the insistence of quality begets quality. It matters not how large or small … Continue reading

The best Thanksgiving wine? Rosso di Montalcino has the right stuff…
Montalcino

The best Thanksgiving wine? Rosso di Montalcino has the right stuff…

Every November, across the United States, wine writers and wine lovers will ponder the perennial conundrum: What’s the best wine to serve at Thanksgiving? And as the countless articles, columns, and blog posts devoted to the subject reveal (from Eric Asimov’s annual Thanksgiving column in the New York Times to scores and scores of citizen … Continue reading

For your holiday consideration: Wine Enthusiast “Editor’s Pick” 2012 Brunello 93 points
Montalcino

For your holiday consideration: Wine Enthusiast “Editor’s Pick” 2012 Brunello 93 points

Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino 93 points Earthy aromas suggesting leather, forest floor, tilled soil and dark spice take the lead in this Brunello, punctuated by a balsamic note. Firm and full-bodied, it delivers succulent Marasca cherry, star anise, mint and pipe tobacco, framed by tightly wound but refined tannins. Drink 2020–2032. Kerin … Continue reading

94 points Wine Spectator: 2012 Brunello Vigna del Fiore (for your holiday consideration)
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94 points Wine Spectator: 2012 Brunello Vigna del Fiore (for your holiday consideration)

Bruce Sanderson includes Fattoria dei Barbi among his “recommended Brunellos di Montalcino,” calling it one of the “top wines” from the 2012 vintage. Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 2012 94 points Exhibiting a fine blend of fruity and savory characteristics, this red evokes wild strawberry, cherry, juniper, leather, and iron … Continue reading

For your holiday consideration: 2011 Brunello Riserva “94 points” Robert Parker
Montalcino

For your holiday consideration: 2011 Brunello Riserva “94 points” Robert Parker

Fattoria dei Barbi 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 94 points Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva shows thick lines and excellent composure. The warm 2011 vintage tends to offer more jammy fruit aromas and you get a fleeting sense of that here. There is extra suppleness and softness that comes from a hot … Continue reading