Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a robust and richly textured wine with dark fruit flavors of prune, blackberry and black currant. Ample spice, tobacco and tar fills in the rear. This wine glides over the palate with smooth and velvety intensity. If a wine could build all of its merits on mouthfeel, this wine would do precisely that. You can drink it in the near term or wait for it to complete its aging evolution.