Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2017 750ml - Domaine Franey
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Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2017 750ml
SKU: 03304

Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2017

  • v94+
  • ws92
  • we88



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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Uccelliera
Alcohol/vol 15%
Aromas of black cherries, plums, and walnuts with undertones of cedar. The palate is dense and full-bodied, with rich tannins, and a complex finish.
  • v94+

Balsam herbs, cocoa and sweet white smoke give way to crushed black cherry and plum as the 2017 Brunello di Montalcino blossoms in the glass. This is elegance, personified, silky, deep and round, yet delivering a core of saline-minerality that creates a savory sensation - umami, in a way - with masses of ripe red fruits and confectionary spices to contrast. The tannins are sweet and round, presenting a chiseled structure, yet it's not forceful. This tapers off with a tart twang of sour wild berries under an air of lavender and violets. Wow, there is so much concentration and depth here, but also balance. In fact, there's hardly a sign of this being from a difficult vintage. While I expect it will have a shorter life than an Uccelliera Brunello from a classic year, the 2017 should not be missed.

November 2021
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Cherry and plum fruit flavors are allied to mint, camphor and spice flavors in this dense, powerful red, which is lively and resonates on the finish with echoes of fruit, herbs and spices. Best from 2025 through 2042. 2,388 cases made, 1,200 cases imported.

June 30, 2022
Wine Enthusiast
  • we88

This opens with aromas of mocha, cedar and tobacco. The compact palate offers baked plum, espresso and toasted hazelnut alongside assertive tannins. Drink 2023-2027.

April 1, 2022

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