Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2015
They've been crafting wines at Fattoria dei Barbi since 1352. What else do you need to know?
James Suckling: "Ripe plum and cherry aromas with dried flowers and spices. Some lavender and cedar, too. Full bodied, tight and chewy. Needs time to soften and come together. Better after 2022." Sep 2020
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The Fattoria dei Barbi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a extremely polished and precise expression that hits all the right buttons for those seeking a classic expression of Sangiovese. In appearance, the wine shows a bright ruby hue with brilliant garnet reflections. The bouquet is tempered and shy at first, but it opens quickly to reveal those characteristic aromas of wild berry, candied cherry, licorice and pressed blue flowers that are so beautifully tied to this mighty Tuscan grape. Drink date: 2021-2035." Jan 2020
Winery: "SENSORY ANALYSIS: Colour brilliant and bright ruby red, medium intensity. NOSE: Red berry fruits, cherry, mint and rosehip. Light hints of wild fennel and sage. TASTE: Elegant, smooth with a pleasant spiciness. The sip is austere and aristocratic with an “old style” final. Good balance between acidity and tannin. A classic Brunello which reminds the Seventies productions. FOOD COMBINATIONS: Perfect for important dishes, roasted or grilled red meats, game, venison, stewed wild boar. Excellent with mature cheeses. Serve at a temperature of 65°F."
|Aging||24 months in large oak barrels|
|Region||Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy|