Deep ruby colour, with plush notes of amarena cherries, wild strawberries, tar followed by forest floor and tobacco notes. Concentrated and savoury palate, shows balance of chewy but fine-grained tannins and persistence of finish. Drink now to 2040.
The 2015 vintage was excellent! The abundant rains of late winter and early spring, accumulated in the soil and prepared an important water reserve to support the whole vegetative and phenological development. The fairly warm spring with low humidity and mostly ventilated days, created great conditions of balance. Wonderful summer, particularly on July, with very good ventilation, led the vines to optimal vegetative conditions. At harvest, the grapes arrived in perfect health and maturation, with rarely thick skins, excellent integrity and truly superior phenolic-anthocyanic charge, fresh acidities and potent alcohol. The wines show now an excellent polyphenolic profile, with great expression of their vintage, their territorial character and signature elegance.
“The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino opens with a bouquet that is dark and captivating, reminding me of picking ripe strawberries right off the vine, as its pretty, dark red fruits mingle with earth tones and hints of floral stems, then spiced orange and sweet minerality slowly develop in the glass. On the palate, it floods the senses with textures like fine velvet, yet not heavy in any way, instead guided by brisk acids and minerals, carrying fleshy dark red fruits with hints of savory herbs and spice. As the textural experience comes to a close, it reveals a coating of round tannins, with sweet red fruits, spices and pretty floral tones lingering on and on. What a gorgeous expression of vintage character complemented by this house’s classic style. Even in its youth, the 2015 Gianni Brunelli will have a lot of fans, but it should also do well over the next ten to fifteen years in the cellar.” –96 Points, Vinous