San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino 2015
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Fruity and elegant, with cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral notes plying the lacy texture. Shows terrific balance and complexity. There is no shortage of structure and the finish blazes a path to glory. Best from 2022 through 2042. 1,500 cases made, 700 cases imported.
The San Filippo 2015 Brunello di Montalcino walks across the palate with light and carefree footsteps. The wine is crisp and lean with classic Sangiovese aromas of wild berry fruit, forest floor, bitter almond and pressed blue violets. The wine remains mild mannered in the mouth with silky tannins and a pretty spot of freshness on the close. With this wine, you get an immediate and accessible Brunello that could be great in the near term on your local restaurant list.
Very deep red. Ripe aromas and flavors of red cherry, coffee, herbs and tar. Starts smooth and fleshy, then turns increasingly spicy and chewy, with noteworthy alcohol-derived octanes on the long close. I like the this big ripe wine's start better than how it finishes.