La Serena Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Gemini 2015
|Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
If you prefer your Sangiovese on the fruity side, this red is for you. Black cherry, black currant, licorice, vanilla and spice flavors are in step with the solid structure. Balanced, ending ripe and long on the finish. Best from 2024 through 2045. 700 cases made, 100 cases imported.
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Gemini is fruit-forward and a bit extroverted yet impossible to ignore. It boasts a striking mix with intense raspberry preserves, exotic spices and dusty dried florals. Its textures are soft and fleshy, creating a creamy feel to its radiant, ripe fruit profile, while maintaining balance through brisk acids and grippy tannins. The 2015 Gemini takes a turn toward austerity, finishing structured and grippy; yet through it all, sweet violet florals resonate. This may be a full-throttle and extroverted effort, but it's well balanced and sure to have a lot of fans. Important to note that this was checked in on, and held up beautifully over the course of three days.
Aromas of ripe black-skinned fruit, leather and underbrush take shape in the glass. The densely concentrated palate offers baked plum, clove and white pepper alongside dusty tannins. Drink 2023-2029.