Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva 2015
Case of 6 bottles.
Made from 100% estate-grown, Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello) grapes, hand-harvested from vineyards planted approximately 350m above sea level. Traditional red wine production, following the strict rules of the Consorzio.
Riservas are released in January, the sixth year after the harvest. La Lecciaia aged this wine for approximately 48 months in large Slavonian oak casks, and partially in French-oak barriques, with a further 16 months refinement in bottle before release.
Alc./vol. 14.0%. RS < 1gr/L.
Vintage note: 2015 is rated a 5 star vintage by the Consorzio di Brunello. “Five stars” is considered “exceptional”, with prospects for long-lived wines.
Our Tasting Note: Intense deep ruby red colour, this wine is one of the best expressions of the wines of this classic vintage and the region. It has complex, earthy aromas of dark cherry, plum, and wild blackberry fruit with slight cedar/sandalwood notes. Richly elegant, this wine is medium- to full-bodied, and well-structured on the palate. Rounded, even silky, on the finish; the fruit, acidity, and fine tannins are all well balanced.
Recommended Menu Matches: Complements fuller-bodied dishes, and works well with “earthier” ingredients.
Third-Party Scores: James Suckling 92pts