TN: 2012 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie

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TN: 2012 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie

#1 Post by Jeremy Holmes » March 20th, 2019, 10:23 pm

  • 2012 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (3/20/2019)
    Beautifully balanced and highly fragrant. There are notes of violets, rose petal, fresh cherry and spiced plum. It is velvety in the mouth, with good intensity and plenty of savoury nuance. It is carried by ripe tannins and fans out on the finish. A Burg lover's Brunello.
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#2 Post by PHuff » March 21st, 2019, 7:01 am

Is this the Riserva? Or is that the full name of the Normale Brunello from Marroneto?
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#3 Post by Jeremy Holmes » March 21st, 2019, 10:01 pm

Hi Paul,

This is their Riserva wine I believe.

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#4 Post by DarinC » March 22nd, 2019, 8:33 am

I loved the 2010 when I opened a bottle three years ago. Too bad the price on this wine has jumped so much.
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#5 Post by blarmston » March 22nd, 2019, 10:33 am

I had a 2012 Il Marroneto a couple months ago. While young of course, it was delicious.

With the regular bottling bought for around $65 or so, and this Riserva clocking in at about 3X, what are your thoughts from a QPR standpoint?

I have never spent more than about $125 for a bottle of BdM. I seem to have an irrational block from doing so, especially due to the fact that I barely blink when purchasing Napa Cabernet at that price point.
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#6 Post by Jeremy Holmes » March 22nd, 2019, 4:55 pm

Brian, I'd go into rapid-fire blinking mode for Napa Cab at that price, but could win a staring competition on quality BdM for the same money.
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#7 Post by Rory K. » March 22nd, 2019, 7:29 pm

Many Brunello Riservas also somehow show less typicity and elegance than the normale (more oak, more concentration). Count me as a huge fan of Maronetto's Brunello normale, no particular need to spend $$$$$ on the Madonna.
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#8 Post by Michel Linden » March 24th, 2019, 4:56 pm

DarinC wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 8:33 am
I loved the 2010 when I opened a bottle three years ago. Too bad the price on this wine has jumped so much.
Just had this for Christmas late last year
it is a freak great wine
it has violets

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#9 Post by dcornutt » March 24th, 2019, 5:13 pm

This is one of the best Brunellos out there. It is the highest end Marroneto Brunello. Great note. 2012 is one of those vintages that some will discount but many of the wines are excellent.
Thanks for the note. BTW Burg lover here.
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#10 Post by Rob Weaver » March 25th, 2019, 7:07 am

This is really a special bottle of Brunello, one I don't mind paying a premium for. I notice that Saratoga has magnums for $340.

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