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2015 Silvio Nardi Brunello Di Montalcino Poggio Doria

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Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

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96The Wine Advocate

An impeccably balanced wine...offers rich dark fruit intensity, good concentration and vivid aromas. It shows extra power and depth with plum, blackberry and a woody red fruit tone that recalls pomegranate or cassis.

95James Suckling

The purity of blue fruit, flowers and subtle wet earth are very impressive on the nose. Full body, firm and very silky tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Shows strength and longevity.

93Vinous / IWC

...dark and dusty display of black cherries, encased in smoky minerals, with spiced orange peel, dried florals, undergrowth, and a hint of animal musk. It enters the palate with a satiating display of creamy textures; yet it’s not heavy, coasting across the senses with notes of herbal-infused black cherry, minerals and dark spices...finish is long, buzzing with energy from its zesty acids.

92Wine Spectator

Ripe plum, blackberry, iron, earth and tobacco flavors highlight this rich red, backed by dense, beefy tannins that show enough acidity for balance. Exhibits fine length...

16Jancis Robinson

Deep nose with a striking cassis note. Impressive, aromatic build-up on the palate and lots of powdery tannins...enough acidity on the finish. Ends a little dry.


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.