La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino Poggiarelli 2015
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Bright and juicy, featuring a supple texture that is the perfect foil for the strawberry, cherry, floral and licorice flavors. The tannins are well-integrated, leading to a lingering aftertaste that evokes saline and savory elements. Best from 2023 through 2040. 350 cases made, 200 cases imported.
Deep red with a pale amber rim. The reticent nose hints at red cherry, spicy plum, underbrush and fennel. Big, dense and juicy, with rich flavors of red cherry, dark plum, sassafras, licorice and marjoram. Finishes long and relatively suave with youthful but polished tannins, providing support to the ripe fleshy fruit presence. A big Brunello rather than a graceful one, this speaks loudly of the warm 2015 growing season, but offers good balance to avoid tasting too ripe and over the top.