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2015 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

ITEM 8461709 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
$130
Item Sold Amount Date
I8472045 1 $125 Oct 9, 2022
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RATINGS

98Wine Spectator

...exudes bright cherry, blackberry, plum, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors, all knit together almost seamlessly, with vibrant acidity and refined tannins. Shows a combination of power and grace, with a long fruit and savory aftertaste.

96The Wine Advocate

Showing richness, dark fruit, bold cherry and blackberry...tannins are polished and chiseled, and at its core the wine is overflowing with blackberry preserves, cherry confit and plum.

96James Suckling

...blackberry, black-cherry and walnut aromas and flavors. Full-bodied with juicy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Creamy and focused.

95+ Vinous / IWC

...surprisingly feminine, leading off with a dusting of cedar and white smoke, as nuances of strawberry, rose and violet perfumes come forward...silky and undeniably elegant, seeming to coat the palate in a polished display of red and black berries, liquid florals and minerals... A complex web of tannins wrap the senses up tightly, leaving sweet inner herbal tones and savory spices to linger.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.