~ The dusty cypress lined road that leads to the Baricci Cantina ~
Boom.  It’s an apt metaphor.  As I sat and sipped yet another astounding 2012 Rosso di Montalcino, from the first taste, there was an explosion of flavor on my palate.  Since I tasted dozens of Rosso di Montalcino last January at Benvenuto Brunello, it was obvious to me how high the quality of these wines were.  Last month I penned an article with some updates and the wines continue to shine.  The beat goes on…….
The 2012 Baricci Rosso di Montalcino is everything you could want from Brunello’s baby brother. Except like many of it’s contemporaries, this wine stands on its own.  In the glass it’s a vivid, bright medium violet color.  The aromas are beautiful and harken red berries, fresh flowers, leather and dust.  On the palate, the wine is bright and fresher than fresh. It manages a flavor of “perfume” with ripe crushed berry fruit accented by Tuscan brush, new suede and a lovely bright finish. This was equally delicious on it’s own and with Sunday Gravy!  A masterful effort.    93 points, approximately $24.  Disclosure:  This bottle was an importer provided sample.
~ Don’t let the lighter color fool you. This is a full bodied, juicy Sangiovese ~


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