Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2015 - The Spirit Haus
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Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2015
SKU: 8052190050527

Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2015

  • v96
  • we94
  • ws93


Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Gianni Brunelli
Alcohol/vol 14%
Deep ruby colour, with plush notes of amarena cherries, wild strawberries, tar followed by forest floor and tobacco notes. Concentrated and savoury palate, shows balance of chewy but fine-grained tannins and persistence of finish. Drink now to 2040.
  • v96

The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino opens with a bouquet that is dark and captivating, reminding me of picking ripe strawberries right off the vine, as its pretty, dark red fruits mingle with earth tones and hints of floral stems, then spiced orange and sweet minerality slowly develope in the glass. On the palate, it floods the senses with textures like fine velvet, yet not heavy in any way, instead guided by brisk acids and minerals, carrying fleshy dark red fruits with hints of savory herbs and spice. As the textural experience comes to a close, it reveals a coating of round tannins, with sweet red fruits, spices and pretty floral tones lingering on and on. What a gorgeous expression of vintage character complemented by this house's classic style. Even in its youth, the 2015 Gianni Brunelli will have a lot of fans, but it should also do well over the next ten to fifteen years in the cellar.

Eric Guido, April 2020
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

Rose, new leather, wild herb and dark-skinned-berry aromas emerge from the glass on this fragrant red. Polished and balanced, the elegant, medium-bodied palate reveals Marasca cherry, star anise and ground clove framed in refined tannins and fresh acidity. It's already accessible but promises good mid-term aging. Drink through 2027.

Kerin O'Keefe, July 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

This elegant red delivers cherry, iron, leather and tobacco flavors, backed by a vibrant structure. Balanced, with firm, well-proportioned tannins and a long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2022 through 2040.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2020