An extremely rare opportunity at a vertical trio of tremendous Brunello vintages direct from the real ‘Grand Cru’ of Tuscany – Fuligni. Unlike many of their brethren who have gone on real estate buying sprees into less desirable exposures, elevations, and locations, Fuligni has remained true to their original historic vineyards. The results have been phenomenal.
Our vertical pack starts with the 2014 which received dueling 93s from both Decanter and James Suckling. Both have underestimated the wine in the long run. The 2014 vintage required patience for harvest (one of the latest in recent memory) and it will require the same in the bottle. In 2014 – Fuligni decided to add their entire Riserva barrels ($200 bucks a bottle) from the estate’s absolute oldest vineyards into the blend this year and you can certainly taste it.
Stepping back in time, the 2013 may be even better and will not require the same patience. In fact, it is just entering its peak window – ready for enjoyment now or another few years in bottle. 97 points from James Suckling is about right.
And here’s where working with the winery directly pays off the most. Our final bottle in this vertical line up – from the 96 point WS 2012 vintage – had disappeared entirely from most store shelves ages ago. In addition to the vintage rating, it’s 96 point score from Decanter made this the highest scoring Burnello of the entire vintage – edging out several Brunelli selling for today’s 3-pack price by their lonesome.