Brunello di Montalcino 2015 - Part 1

Brunello di Montalcino 2015 – Part 1

The 2015 vintage is a historical year for Brunello di Montalcino that nobody should miss

…it is tempting to say that 2015 is Brunello di Montalcino’s best vintage ever, and it may very well be! JAMES SUCKLING

Brunello 2015 – Part 1 is the consolidation of individual offers that have been sent out to previous buyers. It is an assemblage of some of the best producers from this brilliant vintage that have arrived into Australia. In this first stanza we are offering some of the greats of the region including Casanova dei Neri, Fuligni, Conti Costanti, San Filippo and Talenti for a value option. You will note that this vintage has received more than its fair share of rapturous praise. From my point of view it has always been important with Montalcino to understand that this is region is large and varies in topography so outcomes are always varied in line with this diversity of territory. In saying that, the vintage is excellent and my mantra is as always to follow the proven producers.

This is a vintage we have followed in cask for a few years now and at every tasting it has been evident that this is an historic year for this fabled region. This is a vintage that marries incredible density of fruit with such fine tannins that it almost makes you feel as though the wines are without structure. However the balance of elements is so well married and melded that it is a deception. This is a feature I have seen in several great vintage over my time and it underlines a truism in the greatest of all vintages – they look balanced and great from the moment they are bottled through to their latter stages of evolution.