Solaia 2012 is the latest in a flurry of new releases after estates including Masseto and Opus One released last week. It is being offered by merchants at £1,272 per 12×75, placing it just below the average price of recent vintages. As the chart above shows, the 2010 – offered at the same price but with a higher critic score – appears to offer relative value.
Both Antonio Galloni and James Suckling have praised the quality of the 2012. Galloni commented that “the style is all about grace and finesse” (94 points) while Suckling commented: “The finesse and depth to this red is stunning.” (97 points). Both agree that the wine needs a couple of years before opening.