Podere Scopetone Brunello di Montalcino 2014
|Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino lacks primary fruit, but the wine does deliver dried fruit aromas with cigar ash, licorice and campfire ash. It ages in Slavonian oak casks for 24 months, and although this would be considered little oak use by Brunello standards, you do clearly taste oak-driven smoke and spice. The wine is lean and compact on the close. Some 2,800 bottles were made.
Underbrush, blue flower, leather and a nutty aroma lead the way. On the svelte palate, relaxed tannins provide light support for red cherry and a hint of clove alongside bright acidity. Drink through 2022.