Biondi-Santi

Tuscany, Italy

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2015

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Vine Age: 10-25 years
  • Vintage Report

    • A hot and dry year with constant warrn temperatures frorn May through August which permitted the vines to reach perfect ripeness and produce grapes perfect for full-bodied, long-lived red wines.

  • Vinification

    • The grapes were healthy, ripe and rich in color with thick skins. e must was rich in sugar, extracts and acidity.

    • Aging: The 2015 Brunello was aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 3 years and it benefited from a long refinement in the bottle.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso (BBS11 Clone)
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • Optimum Drinking: 30-50 years
  • Tasting Notes

    • The sunny character of the 2015 Brunello speaks of a warrn vintage with sweet, yet fragrant fruit, not at all opulent, sporting prominent notes of fresh cherries, typical of high-altitude Sangiovese. The fruit arises delicately from a bed of aromatic herbs such as thyme and rosemary with hints of liquorice root. On the palate the captivating structure reveals silky tannins backed up by the usual sensation of freshness that is instrumental for the fine balance which lies at the heart of the Biondi-Santi tasting experience. The finish is long and surprisingly savory, adding to the gastronomic personality of this Brunello.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve at 60/64˚ F. Uncork and decant wine from the bottle for 4-6 hours before serving.

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Reviews

  • Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2015 – Wine Spectator – 95 Points

    A combination of plum and cherry fruit and juicy texture introduces this lithe, intense red, which tightens up as it builds to the finish, where a mineral element and fine-grained tannins reign. This lingers, leaving a mouthwatering impression.

  • Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2015 – Jancis Robinson – 17.5/20 Points

    Palish ruby. Balsamic brooding nose with hints of sour cherry, raspberry and damson. With aeration more and more complex and multi-layered. Embryonic and tight with powdery tannins and gorgeous supple acidity…Fantastic balance and a cool perfumed finish.

  • Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2015 – Jeb Dunnuck – 97 Points

    The 2015 Brunello is highly complex, with pine resin, clove, blood orange, and rose-hip. It offers a grounding richness and warmth from the vintage while maintaining transparency and lift. Structured and with a long finish, this bottle showed no sign of demise over several days. Cellar 1-5 years and enjoy over the next 20 years.

  • Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2015 – The Wine Advocate – 97+ Points

    The Biondi-Santi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino exudes dark, velvety fruit and concentration while maintaining the signature elegance, suppleness and lithe personalty that distinguishes the iconic Il Greppo estate. I found this new release to be quite distinctive and exquisitely beautiful, setting it apart from many of the past vintages we are most familiar with. This 2015 edition is dark, exuberant and bold, but precise, focused and sharp as well. It will live for years in your cellar, but tasted now in its infancy, the wine shows blackberry, dried cherry, plum and dark cassis...

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