"The 2015 Brunellos are some of the best in recent memory, while the 2018 Rossos are wonderfully fresh and inviting." Ian d'Agata
Before we were all sent home for this indefinite period I had the opportunity to taste a great many 2015 Brunello di Montalcinos (strictly, Brunelli di Montalcino). I wrote a blog post about them, including some observations on a couple of other tastings I’d attended. In short, I was singing the praises of Montalcino producers who appear to have relaxed into their metier and are now crafting utterly delightful wines that rival burgundy for finesse and complexity.
And there’s been something of a hoo-hah in the press on the subject, culminating in a report published recently on vinous.com. Indeed, the 2015s from Montalcino are something truly fabulous to behold.
I have bought in one or two target wines i.e. those I thought were exceptional. And I have allocations of quite a bevy of others.
It is worth noting that Rosso di Montalcino offers a goodly chunk of the Montalcino experience for properly modest outlay. These are some of the world’s fine-wine bargains.
*Click on the wine names below to view the detailed wine page with full tasting notes. Click on a producer name to view all wines from that producer*
2017 Brio, Castello di Romitorio
£54 in bond per 6 Drink 2020-2021
2018 Rosso di Montalcino, Castello Romitorio
£90 in bond per 6 Drink 2020-2023
2015 Brunello di Montalcino, Castello Romitorio
£195 in bond per 6 Drink 2022-2035
2015 Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta, Castello Romitorio
£365 in bond per 6 Drink 2024-2038
2015 Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione, Salicutti
£384 in bond per 6 Drink 2023-2033
We are selling a great deal of wine at present, but it is virtually all the sort of painkilling stuff suitable for getting one through the stresses of isolation (in other words, delicious and uncomplicated wines that don’t cost too much. To view an array of such panaceas, go to The Daily Drinker website).