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2015 Biondi-Santi Tenuta Il Greppo Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8577527 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
kenbe 2 $180 $360
2 $180
Item Sold Amount Date
I8577527 2 $180 Dec 11, 2022
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RATINGS

97+ The Wine Advocate

...dark, velvety fruit and concentration while maintaining the signature elegance, suppleness and lithe personalty...blackberry, dried cherry, plum and dark cassis. Those dark fruit tones segue to a rich presentation of tar, spice, earth, tobacco and sweet balsam herb. The bouquet offers seamless and smooth transitions.

97Jeb Dunnuck

...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...

95Wine Spectator

...combination of plum and cherry fruit and juicy texture introduces this lithe, intense red...mineral element and fine-grained tannins reign. This lingers, leaving a mouthwatering impression.

95Vinous / IWC

...ripe cherries and strawberries with dusty earth, hints of sage and violets...elegance personified on the palate, seamless and silky-smooth, with a classic and pure expression of red fruits and saline-minerals, as fine tannins slowly mount toward the close. Hints of licorice, white pepper and savory herbs linger through the lightly structured finale... Simply stunning!

94Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of licorice, tobacco and new leather mingle with ripe woodland berry and balsamic whiffs of camphor...aromas follow over to the full-bodied...dried cherry and ground clove framed in firm tannins.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Balsamic brooding nose with hints of sour cherry, raspberry and damson...powdery tannins and gorgeous supple acidity...fantastic balance and a cool perfumed finish.

PRODUCER

Biondi-Santi

Biondi Santi Tenuta il Greppo is in Montalcino. It traces its history to the 18th century, when the Biondi Santi family combined several inherited estates and sent their sons to university to study agriculture and science. By the late 19th century the family led the movement to create the Brunello di Montalcino appellation. The 62-acre estate is still in the Biondi Santi family and their Brunello di Montalcinos win high praise from reviewers. Gambero Rosso rates Biondi Santi's Brunellos at 3 glasses, the highest possible rating, nearly every vintage.

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.