2012 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino


  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino

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  • tomoem wrote: 89 points

    December 25, 2019 - Christmas 2019 (my house)

    Respectable but not memorable tonight. Cigar ash dominates over fruit whch I sort of like. I can say that I like but it is .... a little disappointing. This was me was greater young. Perhaps in a weird spot right now.

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  • oldwines commented:

    12/27/19, 4:52 AM - If you don’t mind the comment...I would say, from my experience any wines, especially the potentially great ones are always a little awkward between 6-10 years old. I never drink good Cabs, Bordeaux, Red Burg’s, Cote-Rotie, Barbaresco, Barolo or Brunello in that period. They are “asleep” and almost always better and fruitier (once again) after 10 years old. Don’t know if anyone can really explain it, but a friend told me that when I first started collecting nearly 40 years ago and it was only with experiencing it myself that I finally believed him. Best of luck! Cheers!

    “oldwines” aka Dave

  • srh commented:

    12/27/19, 5:55 AM - oldwines, that's a REALLY interesting observation which I've only occasionally pondered myself. :) Tomoem, sorry the La Serena was in a "different" place than what you'd been expecting. :(

  • jjlgd commented:

    12/27/19, 6:36 PM - I just a bottle of this for Christmas dinner. When I opened it, all I got was dirt - a very earthy wine. After a solid hour decant, the fruit started to come forward and the wine fleshed out a bit. So very disappointing on PnP, and much better - but still very earthy - after a solid decant.

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