Casisano Brunello di Montalcino 2015
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|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
This hits all the right notes, from the cherry, black currant, mineral and tobacco flavors to the lively structure and polished tannins. A woodsy mushroom element adds interest as this builds to a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2042. 3,750 cases made,
James Suckling - "This is a very floral red, showing hibiscus, rhubarb, citrus and rosemary. Medium - to full - bodied with attractive depth of fruit, fine yet chewy tannins and a zesty, building finish. Tightly wound and understated, this Brunello will need time to come together fully, but is already showing a soft-spoken, graceful persona."
Bright dark red. Aromas of strawberry, minerals, smoke and herbs. Suave and silky, with harmonious acidity giving the wine's red fruit and herb flavors a ripe polished nuance. Still broodingly young and not yet very complex, the long finish boasts good lift.
This vintage represents the first wine made entirely under the care of the estate's new owners, the Tommasi family of Valpolicella, and winemakers Emiliano Falsini and Giancarlo Tommasi. The Casisano 2015 Brunello di Montalcino reveals classic Sangiovese aromas of wild cherry, blue flower, licorice and moist earth. I can't help noticing that the mouthfeel is shorter and less impactful than other expressions from this vintage. The wine fades on the finish, but that snappy variety-driven acidity kicks in on the close. This is a more accessible and informal expression of Brunello. Fruit comes from a nine hectare vineyard located at 500 meters above sea level with Galestro rich soils. The wine was bottled in July 2019 and hits the market in February 2020. Some 45,000 bottles were made.