Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015

Biondi Santi: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015

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Sangiovese Grosso 100%
rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2025–2055
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
pikant & würzig
seidig & aromatisch
Lobenberg: 98–100/100
Parker: 98+/100
Falstaff: 98/100
Galloni: 97/100
Suckling: 97/100
Italien, Toscana, Montalcino
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015


Lobenberg: Biondi Santi verkörpert in seinen Brunelli immer noch den Geist der Tradition. Nicht die überwältigende Frucht eines Soldera, Poggio di Sotto oder Valdicava, eher basierend auf der Eleganz eines Salvioni einen erdigen Ansatz aufbauend. Balsamico, Trüffel, Erde, Amarena, Zwetschge. Tiefes, würziges Finale. Feige und geröstetes Holz, aber altes Holz. Komplex und aromatisch, sehr hintergründig. Immer noch 'a class of its own'. 98-100/100


Parker über: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

-- Parker: The Biondi-Santi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is initially a reticent wine and one that does not immediately subscribe to the overstated abundance and exuberance of the vintage. Give it time. I wrote this review after several tastings over several days so I could ensure a more accurate account of the wine's elegant reveal. Contemplative and exceedingly nuanced in personality, with wild berry, underbrush, ferrous earth and candied orange peel, this has everything to look forward to in terms of its future evolution in the bottle. It displays a pretty ruby color that borders on garnet and polished copper. A silky, mid-weight palate is accented by beautifully managed and silky tannins (this aspect of the mouthfeel is extraordinary), bright freshness and long-lasting fruit momentum. The alcohol is a bit more powerful in this release (at 14.5%), but the effect is supple and smooth nonetheless. I tasted bottle number 256. 98+/100


Falstaff über: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

-- Falstaff: Leuchtendes, elegantes Rubinrot mit aufhellendem Rand. In der Nase fein gezeichnet, nach reifen Himbeeren und saftigen Zwetschken, dazu tolles Zedernholz, im Nachhall nach Blutorange und zart nach Feuerstein. Sehr saftig und ausgewogen am Gaumen, mit tollem Spannungsbogen, kommt in vielen Schichten daher, wirkt pur und präzise, drückt im Abgang nochmal auf den Gaumen, finessenreich und endlos. 98/100


Galloni über: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

-- Galloni: The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva pulls you close to the glass with a deep and seductive display of black raspberry preserves complemented by sweet sage, dried roses and pipe tobacco. With further coaxing, it gains in volume and lift, taking on hints of mint and camphor. This greets the palate with undeniable elegance, casting velvety waves of violet-tinged wild berries and sweet spices across a motivating core of juicy acidity, as a subtle coating of round tannins forms toward the close. While structured and incredibly long, energy remains high, as nuances of cherry pits offset by sour citrus and hints of cedar fade. It’s amazing to experience such energy and purity from a young Biondi Santi Riserva. As pretty as the Annata released last year was, I worried that the extended aging for the Riserva might rob the wine of some of its fruit; instead it is the complete opposite, as this contains the depth and complexity of the best wines of the vintage. I can’t wait to see how the 2015 matures over the next several decades. 97/100


Suckling über: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

-- Suckling: Complex yet pure, subtle and refined nose that gently evolves, with mossy red cherries, dried roses, chalk, tar and dried orange peel. There is a lift of clove and eucalyptus that makes it so distinctive. A powerful, medium-to full-bodied Brunello, but seamless and bright, with a fine, transparent mid-palate and restrained, mineral austerity. Understated complexity that will need time to bloom. Hold until 2026. 97/100

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Biondi Santi

Der Erfinder des Brunello di Montalcino. Das Gegenteil eines jungen „Mainstreamers“, Biondi Santi ist DER traditionsbewusste „Oldschooler“. Das berühmte Weingut südöstlich von Montalcino kann sich auf die Fahne schreiben, mit dem Brunello nicht nur einen eigenen Weinstil erfunden zu haben, sondern...

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015