The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is beautifully bright and stitched up with extreme focus and sharpness. Sangiovese has this gorgeous ability to show linearity and lift but it remains elegant and tight at the same time. This wine accomplishes all of this and that's saying a lot given the heat and drought of this vintage. The acidity is bright and the finish is long and smooth with citrusy end notes of blood orange followed by wild rose and lilac. Fruit comes from a 4.5-hectare site with sand and galestro soils. Production is exactly 15014 bottles. Maria Laura Vacca Brunelli and her team harvested about one week early in 2017 to capture that varietal freshness.
Aromas of ripe black-skinned fruit tar and tobacco mingle with aromas of dark spice coconut and new leather. On the full-bodied enveloping palate smooth fine-grained tannins weave through mature Morello cherry crushed black raspberry licorice and camphor framed in firm refined tannins. It closes on a hint of espresso. Drink 2025?2032. KERIN O?KEEFE
Sweet cherries and berries with some smoke and ash undertones. Medium body with firm silky tannins that are slightly chewy but polished and very pleasant for the vintage. Drink now or hold.js