Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Ripe Al Convento is a plushly layered and exuberant red wine. Dark fruit pops from the bouquet with intensity and exciting immediacy. Blackberry and Morello cherry is followed by exotic spice, leather and sweet tobacco. The more evident oak use here gives the wine a contemporary and modern approach, with sweet tannins and a more succulent mouthfeel.