Online-Only Auction, 12 - 19 October 2020

Sold for

ZAR 9 380
Lot 576
  • Uccelliera; Brunello di Montalcino; 2010; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 9 380
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Brunello di Montalcino, 2010
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Uccelliera is a small estate and winery on the southeast slopes of the Tuscan hilltop village of Montalcino. It is highly regarded for its red wines made from Sangiovese, most notably its Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. The winery was established by owner and winemaker Andrea Cortonesi, when he bought the Uccelliera farm in 1986.

Critics Ratings

‘Andrea Cortonesi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino struts its stuff from the very start. This is a Brunello of profound beauty, intensity and complexity. At this young stage in the wine's life you get a generous dose of primary fruit focused on cherry and blackberry. You also get so-called secondary aromas from the oak that recall spice, cinnamon and dark smoke. These lead to the promise of beautiful tertiary aromas as the wine continues its slow evolution over the course of time. This wine is like a long-distance runner who explodes from the starting line and keeps a steady pace throughout the race. Dark penetration and rich aromas wrap generously over the palate. Endnotes of spice, cured meat and barbecue smoke add extra layers to the finish. I am a huge fan of Uccelliera's Brunello and the 2010 is absolutely unforgettable. Drink 2016 - 2035.’ – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 97/100 (Feb 2015)

‘This is packed with sweet cherry, plum and mulberry fruit, accented by licorice, leather and spice notes. Shows grip and character, with a mouthwatering finish. Best from 2018 through 2033.’ – Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 94/100 (Jun 2015)

‘Smoke, tobacco, cedar and roasted coffee beans wrap around a core of juicy dark cherries and plums in the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino. There is plenty of depth in the glass, but, as is often the case here, three years in oak yields a wine with slightly oxidative overtones. Powerful, incisive tannins support the finish.’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, 92/100 (Feb 2015)

Provenance

Private Client


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