- La Gerla Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Product #30789 (In Stock)
The 2011 La Gerla, from the warmer south of Montalcino, is a fleshy, rich, bottle of meaty, black cherry, Sangiovese yumminess. Drink it young (now-2025) for maximum delight. Tied for second favorite in our 2011 Brunello class!
"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is dark, sensual and inviting. Succulent red cherry, tobacco, mint, leather, sage and licorice flesh out in a radiant, open-knit Brunello that will drink well upon release. There is a lot to like here, especially the wine's immediacy. The 2011 is not especially complex, but it is beautifully balanced and harmonious from start to finish." Vinous (Galloni) 92 points
"Aromas of spice, bacon, smoked meat and ripe fruit follow through to a full body with round, silky tannins. Delicious finish. Sexy, opulent 2011." James Suckling 93 points
"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a compelling wine that I had the opportunity to taste at intervals several hours after opening the bottle. The wine showed a long and very interesting evolution. Moments after opening the bottle, it presented very dry aromas of pressed rose petal, red currant and dusty mineral. Hours later, the wine had gone into high gear with more articulate aromas of exotic spice and crushed clove. This fast-paced evolution leads me to believe that this vintage from La Gerla will not age as long as the excellent 2010 vintage."Wine Advocate 91 points