Brunello di Montalcino Biondi-Santi 2015
For many, Biondi-Santi is the pinnacle of Brunello di Montalcino with wines known for their classic youthful austerity but considerable capacity to age. Here is the majestic 2015 vintage where structure, elegance and freshness combine to form something special. 2015 was a hot and dry year with constant warm temperatures which permitted the grapes to reach perfect ripeness with sweet, yet fragrant aromas. The sunny character of the 2015 Brunello speaks of a warm vintage with sweet, yet fragrant fruit, with prominent notes of fresh cherries, typical of high-altitude Sangiovese. The fruit arises delicately from a bed of aromatic herbs such as thyme and rosemary with hints of liquorice root. On the palate the captivating structure reveals silky tannins and elegant freshness. The finish is long and surprisingly savoury, adding to the gastronomic personality of this Brunello.