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2016 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino Gemini Riserva

TuscanyRedHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 285.00 AUD


An outstanding Brunello from one the greatest vintages of recent times, from a producers that is at the top of their game! The Gemini is both a cru and a reserve, born from the bunches of La Serena's best vineyards, planted in 1993.

Region - Tuscany

Type - Red

Year - 2016

Winery - Best of Italy

Grape - Sangiovese

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Destined for the cellar, this zesty 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva leaps from the glass with aromas of spiced citrus peels, shavings of pine, mint leaf and currants. It coasts along the palate with silky yet youthfully dense dark red berries and licorice tones, while leaving a coating of salty minerals and fine tannins in their wake; yet throughout all, a core of juicy acidity maintains fabulous balance and energy. A pretty inner sweetness lingers, contrasted by a sour twang of citrus and tart cranberry fruits, as the 2016 tapers off structured, long and unexpectedly fresh. A number of years in the cellar will be required to soften the blow, but Gemini will be worth waiting for.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Citrus, Dark Berries, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Meaty, Minerality, Spices

Body type




Food pairings





Red Meat







Spicy Foods

Cured Meats


Expert review

96pts - This seductive red is signaled by alluring black cherry, blackberry, leather, wild herb, tobacco and iron aromas and flavours. Firm yet remains balanced and intense through the long, fruity, minerally and savory aftertaste. Shows superb energy and complexity. Best from 2025 through 2047

Wine Spectator

The Grape


Sangiovese is a Tuscan red grape variety that has become the most planted and famous variety in Italy. You may know this variety by a few other names like Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Montefalco Rosso or Carmignano, but rest assured it's all the same grape, but it may grow in different regions. Sangiovese is made for food and shows with aromas and flavours of cherry, red berries, roasted tomato, balsamic, Italian herbs, coffee and cured meats, backed by cutting acidity and a good grip of tannins. The best examples come from Montalcino (Brunello di Montalcino) and can age decades!

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