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2015 Pinino Brunello di Montalcino

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July 30, 2023 - $26

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RATINGS

94James Suckling

Fresh and vivid with floral, cherry, and berry character. Some cedar and almond undertones, too. It’s full-bodied...with a deep center palate of fruit that stays focused throughout the long finish. A beautiful, solid red.

92The Wine Advocate

...full-bodied... The bouquet opens to wild berry and crushed rose, with spice, medicinal herb and toasted almond at the back. Earthy sensations with cured leather appear in supporting roles...

91Vinous / IWC

...spicy and savory display of Sangiovese fruit, leading off with tart woodland berries, peppery herbs, and a hint of sage, as crushed stone minerality and dusty soil tones evolve in the glass. Fresh red and blue berry fruits and zesty acids tug at the cheeks, and a mix of minerals and tannins slowly settle in. The finish is long and structured, displaying violet floral tones over tart wild berry fruits and grippy tannins.

90Wine Enthusiast

Violet, red-berry and new leather aromas shape the nose. It's bright and juicy, offering flavors of red cherry, raspberry jam and white pepper alongside fresh acidity and polished tannins.

16Jancis Robinson

... A striking, perfumed cherry and raspberry nose. Concentrated, ripe palate verging on very ripe... Tangy acidity and perfumed fruit finish...

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.