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The 96-Point 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vintage: A “Rockstar” Vintage and “A Return to Finesse”

Over the last decade Zachys has become America’s Premier Brunello Destination as a result of regularly getting our clients into the best vintages early on with unrivalled diversity of selection and great pricing. There can be no better example than the 2010 vintage in which we sold THOUSANDS of cases of great Brunello. It's time again people!! On February 1st the newest vintage, 2012, was released from Montalcino, and has the wine world taking note:

“A ROCKSTAR 2012 VINTAGE FOR BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
Fans of Brunello di Montalcino are in for a treat with the 2012 vintage. I tasted about 100 wines in October in a blind tasting in Tuscany and was impressed with their beautiful aromas, vibrant fruit, lively acidity, and ultra-fine tannins. These sangioveses are much more precise and finer than the bolder and riper 2011s. They have more in common with the legendary 2010 vintage and are most like the 2004s, a harmonious and gorgeous year for Brunellos.…“I am really, really happy with the quality,” said one of Italy’s leading consulting enologist Carolo Ferrini, who also makes his own tiny and excellent quality Brunello, Giodo. “The wines are superior to 2011.”…Indeed, that’s what I love about the 2012 Brunellos I’ve tasted so far. They show beautiful perfumes of ripe fruit and hints of earth with a mandarin and orange highlight. The palates are rich and dense, with an underlying crispness and linear thread from start to finish…” —James Suckling, CEO/Editor 11/2016

Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast) – “The 2012 Brunello Vintage is a Return to Finesse: If you love elegant, age-worthy Sangiovese, then stock your wine cellar with 2012 Brunello di Montalcino...Defying the intense heat of the growing season, many 2012 Brunellos have the vibrancy usually found in cooler vintages. They boast juicy red berry, noble tannins and impeccable balance that will allow them to age well for years. This vintage marked a return to finesse, enticing aromas and generally lower alcohol levels when compared to other recent releases...The 2012s even have more consistent quality across the denomination than the highly acclaimed 2010s...” 1/17

Bruce Sanderson, (Wine Spectator) - 96-Point WS Vintage Score - FIRE and ICEFrom a year of climatic extremes, the 2012 Brunellos di Montalcino excel, with ripe fruit, depth and freshness...Imagine wines replete with ripe fruit flavors of cherry, strawberry and plum, accented by floral notes and layers of wild sage, thyme, juniper, leather, iron, tobacco and tea. Back these flavors with rich, dense texture and weave it all together with fresh acidity and plush tannins. That describes the best 2012 Brunellos.” 6/17.

In January, on www.jamessuckling.com was a video interviewing top producers of the region who feel the 2012 vintage is:

Giancarlo Pacenti (Siro Pacenti)
“Fantastic…elegant, very long with good acidity and fantastic balance….Incredible character…”
Vincenzo Abbruzzese (Valdicava)
“Aristocratic…slightly closed at first…great velvet and balance…will give great pleasure…”
Giacomo Neri (Casanova Di Neri)
“Very high quality…close to 2010 or 2006 vintage…”
Paolo Bianchini (Ciacci Piccolomini)
“Delivers similar pleasure as the 2010 vintage…”

2012 was a challenging growing season with a very hot Summer and some rain in August. Everybody was in agreement that the best wine produced came from thorough work in the vineyards as yields were down pretty significantly.  The end result, however, was some pretty great Brunellos.

The only negative I am seeing as a buyer right now is the reduced yields have created very limited availability. We are not seeing anywhere near the same quantities offered to us as we did with the 2010 vintage. We have now curated one of the most varied and in-depth selections of Brunellos from the standout 2012 vintage, outside Montalcino itself, and Zachys is the only place to find them.

The energy and excitement around this vintage is truly exciting and very reminiscent of the 2010 campaign. Zachys will continue to be in the forefront of this vintage/region solidifying its place on top as America’s Premier Brunello Destination. Brunello di Montalcino continues to be a HUGE part of our Tuscan business and we look forward to delving into the 2012 vintage with our clients.

All my best,
Andrew

*Free Ground Delivery promotion is valid until 6/30/2017 (11:59pm ET). Free Delivery applies to Ground Delivery on the all in-stock 2012 Brunello mentioned in this offer only. Enter promo code FREESHIPBRU12 in special instruction box when placing orders online or mention FREESHIPBRU12 when placing your order by phone. Free Ground Delivery does not apply to previous purchases, gift cards, pre-arrivals or futures, holds, and cannot be combined with any other promotion. Does not apply to Door 2 Door Deliveries. Free shipping is for ground shipments and does not include the following: insurance (insurance will be charged at time of purchase and equals 1.5% value of purchase price), International Delivery, and any Alaska and Hawaii requests. Additional restrictions may apply. All orders will be processed in the order they are received. Please allow for 4-5 days processing time before your final order is shipped. Please be advised that ground shipments will NOT be held despite possible high temperatures in your area. Your purchase confirms authorization of immediate shipment. If you would like to upgrade to an express shipping method in order to limit heat exposure, ground shipping costs may be subtracted from express charges.

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  1. Brunello di Montalcino Argiano 2012 (96JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Argiano 2012 (96JS) (750ML)

    • 94+ WA
    • 96 JS
    • SKU #417120

    Produced in Tuscany by Argiano. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $57.99

    $36.99

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  2. Brunello di Montalcino Costanti 2012 (98WE) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Costanti 2012 (98WE) (750ML)

    • 91 WA
    • 98 WE
    • SKU #418248

    Produced in Tuscany by Costanti. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $79.99

    $62.99

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  3. Brunello di Montalcino Ciacci Piccolomini 2012 (95WE/94JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Ciacci Piccolomini 2012 (95WE/94JS) (750ML)

    • 93 WA
    • 95 WE
    • 94 JS
    • SKU #417164

    Produced in Tuscany by Ciacci Piccolomini. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $56.99

    $41.99

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  4. Brunello di Montalcino Banfi 2012 (93JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Banfi 2012 (93JS) (750ML)

    • 92 WA
    • 93 WS
    • 93 JS
    • SKU #418574

    Produced in Tuscany by Banfi. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $74.99

    $42.99

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  5. Brunello di Montalcino Caprili 2012 (94JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Caprili 2012 (94JS) (750ML)

    • 93 WE
    • 94 JS
    • SKU #418429

    Produced in Tuscany by Caprili. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $59.99

    $42.99

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  6. Brunello di Montalcino Pian Delle Vigne Antinori 2012 (94JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Pian Delle Vigne Antinori 2012 (94JS) (750ML)

    • 93 WE
    • 94 JS
    • SKU #418525

    Produced in Tuscany by Antinori. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $84.99

    $55.99

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  7. Brunello di Montalcino Castello di Camigliano 2012 (92JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Castello di Camigliano 2012 (92JS) (750ML)

    • 91+ WA
    • 90 WE
    • 92 JS
    • SKU #418590

    Produced in Tuscany by Camigliano. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $49.99

    $29.99

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  8. Brunello di Montalcino Canalicchio di Sopra 2012 (95JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Canalicchio di Sopra 2012 (95JS) (750ML)

    • 94 WA
    • 95 WS
    • 93 WE
    • 95 JS
    • SKU #417110

    Produced in Tuscany by Canalicchio Di Sopra. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $84.99

    $59.99

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  9. Brunello di Montalcino Castiglion del Bosco 2012 (96JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Castiglion del Bosco 2012 (96JS) (750ML)

    • 92 WA
    • 96 JS
    • SKU #418270

    Produced in Tuscany by Castiglion Del Bosco. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $59.99

    $44.99

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  10. Brunello di Montalcino Gianni Brunelli 2012 (93JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Gianni Brunelli 2012 (93JS) (750ML)

    • 91+ WA
    • 93 JS
    • SKU #418091

    Produced in Tuscany by Brunelli. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $63.99

    $44.99

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  11. Brunello di Montalcino Fanti 2012  (94JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Fanti 2012 (94JS) (750ML)

    • 94 JS
    • SKU #418276

    Produced in Tuscany by Fanti. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $44.99

    $39.99

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  12. Brunello di Montalcino Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 (750ML)

    • 93 WA
    • 94 WS
    • 93 WE
    • SKU #418531

    Produced in Tuscany by FATTORIA DEI BARBI. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $54.99

    $34.99

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  13. Brunello di Montalcino Uccelliera 2012 (95JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Uccelliera 2012 (95JS) (750ML)

    • 95 WA
    • 95 JS
    • SKU #418105

    Produced in Tuscany by Ucceliera. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $69.99

    $57.99

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  14. Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggione 2012 (93JS/93+VM) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggione 2012 (93JS/93+VM) (750ML)

    • 95+ WA
    • 93 WE
    • 93 JS
    • SKU #414908

    Produced in Tuscany by Il Poggione. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $89.99

    $59.99

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  15. Brunello di Montalcino La Colombina 2012 (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino La Colombina 2012 (750ML)

    • 94 WS
    • SKU #418109

    Produced in Tuscany by La Colombina. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $44.99

    $34.99

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  16. Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Nardone 2012 (94JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Nardone 2012 (94JS) (750ML)

    • 94 JS
    • SKU #418150

    Produced in Tuscany by Poggio Nardone. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $42.99

    $34.99

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  17. Brunello di Montalcino Pietranera 2012 (94JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Pietranera 2012 (94JS) (750ML)

    • 94 JS
    • SKU #417108

    Produced in Tuscany by Pietranera. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $49.99

    $39.99

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  18. Brunello di Montalcino La Serena 2012  (93JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino La Serena 2012 (93JS) (750ML)

    • 93+ WA
    • 96 WS
    • 93 JS
    • SKU #418100

    96 Points; Bruce Sanderson; Wine Spectator: " Enticing from the first aromas of fresh cherry; violet and spice; this supple red is balanced and expressive. Matches an elegant frame with a firm backbone of tannins and lively acidity. Very persistent on the long; detailed aftertaste. Best from 2020…

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    $51.99

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  19. Brunello di Montalcino Mocali 2012 (93JS)  (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Mocali 2012 (93JS) (750ML)

    • 93 JS
    • SKU #418112

    Produced in Tuscany by Mocali. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $41.99

    $31.99

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  20. Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate Mocali 2012 (94JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate Mocali 2012 (94JS) (750ML)

    • 94 JS
    • SKU #418138

    Produced in Tuscany by Mocali. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $46.99

    $34.99

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  21. Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli Siro Pacenti 2012  (95JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli Siro Pacenti 2012 (95JS) (750ML)

    • 92 WS
    • 95 JS
    • SKU #418144

    Produced in Tuscany by Pacenti. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    $51.99

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  22. Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne Siro Pacenti 2012 (95JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne Siro Pacenti 2012 (95JS) (750ML)

    • 95 JS
    • SKU #418145

    Produced in Tuscany by Pacenti. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $94.99

    $74.99

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  23. Brunello di Montalcino La Togata Tenuta Carlina 2012 (92JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino La Togata Tenuta Carlina 2012 (92JS) (750ML)

    • 92 JS
    • SKU #418518

    Produced in Tuscany by Tenuta Carlina. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $59.99

    $39.99

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  24. Brunello di Montalcino Giodo 2012 (96JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino Giodo 2012 (96JS) (750ML)

    • 96 JS
    • 94 IWR
    • SKU #417172

    Produced in Tuscany by Podere Giodo. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $124.99

    $94.99

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  25. Brunello di Montalcino La Magia 2012 (96JS) (750ML)

    Brunello di Montalcino La Magia 2012 (96JS) (750ML)

    • 96 JS
    • SKU #417719

    Produced in Tuscany by La Magia. We collected the following tasting notes from respected critics below.

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    Regular Price: $59.99

    $39.99

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