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2015 Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

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February 12, 2023 - $71



97James Suckling

Dried strawberries, rose petals and toasted almonds give this elegant and flavorful with red berries, roses and toasted hazelnuts... Full-bodied with a driven combination of fruit, ultra fine tannins and brisk acidity at the finish.

95The Wine Advocate

...full, generous and wide in terms of its aromatic performance. Waves of purple and black fruit wash over the senses with black cherry, blackberry preserves and cured tobacco...

92Wine Spectator

Packed with plum, cherry, orange peel, mineral and Mediterranean scrub flavors... Balanced in a toned, sinewy way, shows resonant tannins on the fresh finish.

92Wine Enthusiast

...opens with pretty aromas reminiscent of fragrant blue flower, menthol and botanical herb. Full bodied and boasting finesse, the palate shows dried cherry, licorice and tobacco before an espresso finish...fine-grained tannins provide the framework.


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.