I’m fairly well stocked with these, and the particularly attentive will have noticed that these ones are alphabetically near the beginning. The first of probably a few similar flights, and based on this one I can hardly wait.
2012 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino. Clear dark ruby. Sweet red fruit, bit yeasty, eucalyptus. Nice nose. In the mouth similar, has enough structure, fine tannins. Very sweet profile. Approachable, come-hither personality.
2012 Il Colle Brunello di Montalcino. Indistinguishable colour from Baricci. Rich, sweet brown spice, mineral nose that just says DRINK ME. More tannic than the first wine; I love that clove, nutmeg profile, that is catnip to me. Really long, sweet mid-palate. A softer style of Brunello but way sexy, super nice wine. This producer is inexpensive and under-the-radar, *bargain alert*.
2012 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino. Just a bit more opaque than the first two. It has some of the brown spice, plus another layer of depth of fresh fruit, rhubarb–strawberry. Turns up the dial a notch in concentration and length. Super rich, long finish on ripe red fruit & herbs. Just delicious and pushing all of my pleasure buttons. Yum yum yum.
Learning: 2012 Brunelli are drinking really well today. These are all very showy, approachable wines. It seems to be a ripe, not highly structured vintage that is long on pleasure. I would look for these on wine lists, even over things like 2010s today.