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2015 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino Riserva gli Angeli

ITEM 8554073 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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RATINGS

97James Suckling

Sweet berries and cherries with flowers, orange peel and hints of leaves. Sandalwood and meat...full-bodied with chewy tannins that are polished and beautiful. Great finish. This is really impressive at the end.

96Wine Spectator

Rich and round, here is a red full of macerated plum and cherry flavors, with almond, leather, spice and earth accents. Firms up on the finish, where the vibrant fruit echoes.

95The Wine Advocate

...softly textured and fleshed out wine that shows darker and deeper fruit...quiet balance...pretty ripeness of the vintage with dark cherry and summer plum.

95Wine Enthusiast

New leather, forest floor and ripe woodland-berry aromas make their way to the forefront together with whiffs of violet and pipe tobacco. Full-bodied and firmly structured, the palate offers finesse and concentrated flavors including crushed raspberry, morello cherry, licorice and truffle framed in tightly knit, polished tannins.

94+ Vinous / IWC

...drop-dead gorgeous...alluring display of rich dark fruits with sweet mint, mulling spice and a grounding hint of flowery undergrowth. Its textures are seamless, coasting across a core of vibrant acids, which enliven its flavors of black cherry and currants... Notes of licorice, tobacco and sweet herbs linger long over a gentle coating of fine tannin.

PRODUCER

La Gerla

La Gerla was established in 1976 by Sergio Rossi, an advertising executive who had been a director of top European agencies. Rossi bought the historic 30-acre estate from the Biondi Santi family, long-time makers of Brunello. Rossi re-named the estate La Gerla and started offering La Gerla Brunellos in 1978. Rossi died in 2011, but his wife Donatella Monforte continues to run the estate. Winemaker is Vittorio Fiore. About 75,000 bottles are produced annually. All the wines are made with estate Sangiovese grapes. The wines earn praise from reviewers and ratings in the mid-90s.

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.