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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2015 Estate bottled, DOCG
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LA TORRE
This small estate of only 5.6 hectares produces Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Ampelio, Rosso Toscano and only in outstanding years Brunello Riserva. While not the latter, this is the first time I have tasted the regular Brunello (in my ISO glass). It is truly lovely and loaded with elegant waves of fragrances and flavours none of which overwhelm but come together to provide a symphony of old school Sangiovese nuances - a sheer delight to behold. It has a medium deep garnet red colour with a delicate amber-tinged edge. The nose shows maturing ripe Damson plum with some dried red cherry notes along with sandalwood-nuanced dried roses. Dry medium-full bodied, intense, sandalwood-rose-tinged, seemingly maturing, ripe plum and bright dried red cherry flavours abound balanced by a still youthful faintly tannic brickyĒ streak and a long lingering, fairly high acid finish. The latter impression is hightened due to a lack of filtration and hence higher dry extract, which is a good thing for longevity. It has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L01/20 on the back label (all 13,000 bottles). Just so you know, the wine was aged for 48 months in large 39-hectolitres barrels of Slavonian oak with 17% spending 18 months in smaller French barrique. NEW in Vintages. CSPC 17626
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Joh Han
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***/***+(95 points)
Refined, Fragrant, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: If you love the traditional side of Montalcino, Luigi Ananža's La Torre makes some of the best and most consistent wines you will find. Their 2015 Brunello di Montalcino reveals a quality of fruit that is both plump and succulent, and this is very much a characteristic of the 2015 vintage. However, the house style is extremely precise and focused. It starts off slowly, revealing itself in small steps before coming into full bloom. The wide aromatic span of the wine should become even more prominent with three or four more years of cellar age. This wine does a nice job of matching the acidity of Sangiovese to the generous fruit of the warm 2015 vintage. Drink date: 2021-2040. Score - 95+ (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, Jan. 31, 2020) Price $ 62.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 6, 2021
Cases bought 150 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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