Winery Technical Data Produced and bottled:Montalcino- Siena (Italy) Grape varieties: 40% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot Training system: Spurred Cordon Harvest period: Last week of September, first week of October Grape-harvesting: Exclusively manual Grape production: Maximum
James Suckling 91 "Another ripe 2011 with dried-berry and toffee aromas and flavors. Full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish." Wine Advocate 90 "The La Lecciaia 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a dark and brooding wine that is infused with tar, smoke, chewing tobacco and
James Suckling 93 "Plum and orange peel with hints of milky chocolate follow through to a full body, silky palate. Typical outstanding Brunello 2010 riserva." Robert Parker 93 "The star of the show among La Lecciaia's new releases is the mid weight 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. A little
James Suckling 92 This shows a solid core of ripe fruit for the vintage that remains fresh and agile. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a clean, lively finish. Vinous Media 92 The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Manapetra is a big step up from the straight bottling. Ample and rich on the
Wine Spectator 95 Floral, strawberry, cherry, spice and woodsy aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this elegant, juicy and harmonious red, with a solid structure and a terrific aftertaste of berry, mineral and spice. Complex and resonant. Best from 2019 through 2035. Wine Advocate 91 Aged
Vinous Media 90 " Bright red. Penetrating ink and flint nuances complicate bright red cherry, strawberry and violet aromas on the enticing nose. Bright and fresh in the mouth, with creamy, floral red and dark cherry flavors and a persistent spiciness. A perfumed mineral tang repeats at the back.
Vinous Media 94 " La Lecciaia's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is beautifully layered in the glass, with gorgeous intrigue, depth and personality all on full display. There is a sense of translucent finesse in the 2010 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, stone fruit, mint and wild flowers
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Manapetra represents a single-vineyard selection of fruit that is deep, dark and opulent. The wine ages in barrique for eight months and is transferred to large oak casks for an additional 30 months. This expression from the beautiful 2010 vintage
James Suckling 93 " A really beautiful 2009 with wonderful balance and depth of fruit, and so much grace and beauty. Everything is in the right proportion here. Full but balanced. Silky but ethereal. Great for the vintage. " Decanter 93 " Bright, fresh and juicy with mineral nuances that
James Suckling 92 " A red with soft and silky tannins and ripe and sweet fruit. Full and juicy with a dried strawberry and plum aftertaste. Drink or hold. " Wine Advocate 90 La Lecciaia's 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive, straightforward offering. Sweet scents of tobacco, juicy
James Suckling 92" A wine with an interesting depth of fruit to it with blueberries and cherries and something almost tropical in nature. Full and silky textured with chocolate, dried fruits and wood spice. Decadent. Drink now or hold. "
Wine Enthusiast 93 "A vineyard-designated Brunello with sharp clarity and purity. Sangiovese aromas of wild berry, earth, pressed blue flower and forest floor. Lively and direct on the palate, with integrated acidity and firm structure." James Suckling 92 "Very ripe fruit on the nose verging on
Wine Spectator 92 " Lovely balance and harmony matches the cherry, leather, tobacco and spice aromas and flavors with the well-integrated structure in this red, which shows some power, but also elegance, with a lingering tobacco finish. Best from 2013 through 2024. 5,000 cases made. " ~ BS Wine
James Suckling 95"Aromas of black truffles and roses, with dark fruits. Full-bodied, with a solid core of pure fruit and super silky tannins. This has so much class and finesse. Wonderful length too. Best ever from here."
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Manapetra offers greater volume and richness than the normal bottling, but that alone doesnt make it a better or more complex wine, especially as the French oak is a bit more in evidence. Here the aromatics are decidedly cleaner and show
Wine Spectator 93"Plush aromas of black cherry and blackberry. Full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a long, delicious finish. There's fresh acidity and lots of subtle flavor on the finish. Still needs a little time to open. Best after 2010. 7,000 cases made."
Robert Parker 90 "The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a deep, dark effort that flows with the essence of sweet amarena cherries, spices, menthol, leather, licorice and earthiness. This round, generous Brunello offers plenty of length and has enough stuffing to balance the slightly hard