Monday, May 11, 2015

2010 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino ...10CS AVAIL. 95 pts GALLONI, 95 pts SUCKLING AND 94+ PARKER!!!

Time again to have fun with  "special" or "highly rated" or "higher-end" or "limited availability" wines. The idea is to mete out emails from time-to-time that focus on the "gem" aspect of a particular wine that we love.
  First come, first serve, as you know, 2010 is a HISTORICAL/ULTIMATE CLASSIC vintage in TUSCANY! ONE OF THE BEST OF THE BEST OF VINTAGES!!!



2010 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino (check out the great press below):


One of the first of the highly anticipated 2010 Brunellos to hit the Texas market!!. Approximately 27 cases (12-packs) came to Texas, we got 10 cases. And then, it will likely be gone forever. Please contact us ASAP!!! A bargain for the buck …


$53.95 per bottle


95 points Antonio Galloni

        La Gerla's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is absolutely delicious. Dark red cherries, plums, mint, smoke, tobacco and licorice flesh out in a wine that offers notable depth, structure and power. The 2010 is medium in body and also quite polished, yet there is a level of inner sweetness and perfume that makes the wine incredibly appealing, even today. Ideally, though, readers should give the 2010 at least a few years in the cellar. The precise, delicate finish is a thing of beauty. (AG)  (2/2014)


94 points James Suckling

        Aromas of dried chili and salt with hints of oyster shell. Dried berry and cherry. Sweet cherry. Full body, chewy and very intense, very dried fruit character. Opens to a beautifully silky textured finish. Better in 2017. (12/2014)


94+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 94+: Dark spice and dried cherry aromas open the bouquet of the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino. This may be the best base Brunello I have tasted from La Gerla. The wine is distinguished by a heightened sense of uniformity, especially where the bouquet is concerned. You can easily identify tones of cherry, spice, leather cola and licorice that are typical of the Sangiovese grape. Wait a few minutes, and the wine begins to shows finely etched tones of grilled Mediterranean herb, ash and dried ginger. The nose is penetrating and deep with etched mineral tones at the back. This lovely wine also exhibits silky, long tannins on the smooth finish. 94+ (ML)  (2/2015) 



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