ITEM 140273

2018 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

$128.99

In stock

23

Wine Rating:

98KO 97F 97+LG 96DE

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2018

Country/State

italy

Wine Region

brunello di montalcino

Variety

sangiovese

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Kerin O'Keefe: 98 points

“Ripe berry, Mediterranean brush and spice aromas mingle with new leather on this classy, vibrant offering from historic estate Fuligni. Full-bodied and gorgeous, the savory palate features juicy Morello cherry, star anise, almond and saline mineral notes framed in taut, polished tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced and energized. 2024–2038.”

Review Date: 11/1/22

Falstaff: 97 points

“Clear medium dense ruby with broad garnet rim. Very fragrant and inviting nose, shows lots of fresh fruit with fresh plum and cherry, fine herbal savouriness in the background. Compact and vivid in texture, shows very balanced and clear with well integrated tannin, spreads in long waves, nice juiciness in the flow.”

Review Date: 3/1/23

Luca Gardini: 97+ points

“Fuligni winery in this version of traditional imprint Brunello, an ‘evergreen’ at its best. Black currant and juniper to the nose, with hints of pepper leaf on the closure. Brackish and taut tannins to the palate, fruity-officinal return on the finish.”

Review Date: 10/1/22

Decanter: 96 points

“Under the leadership of Maria Flora Fuligni since 1971, along with her long-time right-hand Dr Daniela Perino - now the estate’s CEO - Fuligni is one of the denomination’s most consistent performers. The 2018 does not disappoint: it epitomises the elegance of the vintage. A captivating synthesis of florals and earth, the nose radiates pressed violet, lavender and rose with truffle and tobacco accents. It expands in the mouth with flavour rather than weight or brawn. Red currants and orange are amplified by piercing acidity, and well-formed, magnificently textured tannins are chalky and adequately padded, giving layers and profundity. Not pushed beyond its capacity, this will drink beautifully over the next decade. Drinking Window: 2023-2034.” – Michaela Morris

Review Date: 11/1/22