Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015


From a stunning vintage that seems to have been overlooked as it was swamped by the legendary 2016s. Your cellar should be well represented with both. That said, the winery talks about how this was more in the style of the wine offered by older generations (and absolutely nothing wrong with that), while the 2016s are the new vision. This is deep and dark maroon in hue, with great depth. The immediate impression is of a wine that needs time – in the cellar, in a decanter and in the glass – for the full rewards to be enjoyed. That said, it already has a good few years under its belt and its glories are being unveiled. It is beautifully perfumed, with notes of truffles, chocolate, roast meats, and darker berries. In the older style, perhaps, but still delicious with even a hint of vegemite apparent on the palate. This is full flavoured and quite powerful with impressive length. Here we move into the realm of power rather than elegance. A decade plus ahead.

Categories: Drinks, Imported Wines