Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino 2015
|Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
|Casanuova delle Cerbaie
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a pretty, translucent ruby color. The dusty bouquet blends dried roses and violets with red currants and savory spice. It's elegant and polished in feel, delivering a pure display of red fruits complemented by hints of clove, along with motivating acids that keep the energy high in spite of the youthfully grippy tannins. There's simply so much to like about this; it's vibrant and harmonious, showing the radiance of the year along with enough structure to balance. Expect the 2015 to perform well today with a good decant, as well as through the next five to eight years with cellaring.
Rather than the sweet oak nuances you get with the contemporary school of Brunello, this wine offers savory and spicy oak undertones. The Casanuova delle Cerbaie 2015 Brunello di Montalcino pours from the bottle with a dark garnet color and browning sepia highlights. Well suited for a finely executed risotto of porcini or morels, this wine presents traditional Brunello aromas of dried fruit, wild cherry, crushed rose, potting soil and dark spice. Some 28,000 bottles were released.
Aromas of truffle, woodland berry and iris shape the delicate nose. The straightforward palate is rather evolved and light on its feet, evoking unripe sour cherry, licorice and a hint of toasted hazelnut alongside dusty tannins. Drink after 2022.