We will only be able to buy it in 5 years’ time, but it is certain: Brunello 2012 will occupy a place of honor in the cellars of wine lovers around the world. It was an unusual, atypical, fluctuating vintage, which saw a drop in quantity but a visible increase in quality. These are the characteristics of the last harvest in Montalcino that led 2012 to winning “five stars”. Wines with remarkable structure, high levels of polyphenols and a high color intensity convinced the tasting committee, made up of winemakers and experts working in the area, also assisted by laboratory analyses that have made 2012 an exceptional vintage, assigning it the highest score. The experts’ optimism suggests that 2012 will be a dream year. We just have to wait 5 years.