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Report From : Brunello di Montalcino - Selezione

19 Mar 2020

(February 2020) … These are the “special” wines, the single vineyard selections from the 2015 vintage, which sees to be a very nice vintage at that – maybe not as nice as the much lauded (and now highly anticipated) 2016 vintage, but a beautiful stop gap until we reach those wines.

The Results:  2015 is a welcome return to better wines after two fairly dismal vintages (2013 & 2014). For the most part, this was a pleasure to sip and sample; some delicious wines from some unexpected sources showed what a delight this vintage truly was.Selezione Pouring

Time to put some grades to these wines, not by scores, but based on their potential from a good-better-best standpoint … from cellar dwellers to those meant for earlier consumption, many of these will benefit from time be it over the next 10 years or beyond. This year I even have a few in the “Best” category, which was definitely lacking last year.

Also, as in the past, I have broken down the Rosso and Brunello into separate reports.

 

My ranking using the Good / Better / Best format – evaluations are below:

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Good …

Aisna 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Camponovo”
Banfi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Poggio alle Mura”
Castiglion del Bosco 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Campo del Drago”
Corte Pavone 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Campo Marzio”
Cortonesi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “La Mannella””
Cortonesi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Poggiarelli”
La Fiorita 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “NO”
Mocali 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Selezione “Vigna delle Raunate”
Tenute Silvio Nardi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Vigneto Manachiara”
Poggio AnticoVal di Suga 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Vigne del Lago”
Val di Suga 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Vigna Spuntali”
Verbena 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Le Pope”


Better …

Argiano 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Vigna del Suolo”
Bellaria 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Selezione “Assunto”
Canalicchio di Sopra 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “La Casaccia”
Casanova di Neri 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Tenuta Nuova”
Celestino Pecci 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Poggio al Carro”
Col D’Orcia 2013 Brunello di Montalcino “Poggio al Vento”
Fanti 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Vallocchio”
Il Marroneto 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Selezione “Madonna delle Grazie”Altesino
La Togata 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Jacopus”
Le Ragnaie 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Fornace”
Mastrojanni 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Vigna Loreto”
Poggio Antico 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Altero”
Solaria – Patrizia Cencioni 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “30 Anni”


Best …

Altesino 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Montosoli”
Val di Suga 2015 Brunello di Montalcino “Poggio al Granchio”

 

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