Wednesday 2 December 2020

2015 Brunello di Montalcino, Il Marroneto

2015 Brunello di Montalcino, Il Marroneto
This youngster needed time to open up. Very light at first, it builds body and character with air. After two hours it shows of a deep, intense, layered nose with notes of perfectly ripe red cherries, chestnuts, fir wood, violets, rosemary and sun warm gravel. Very, very fine. Delicate.
The taste is young, tight and structured with notes of sour cherries, violets, gravel, salty minerals and flower water. This will need 6+ years in the cellar. Very balanced. Great wine in the making. I also loved the 2012 Il Marroneto two years ago.
For another view on this wine, check out John Fodera´s website, always interesting. He calls this wine "stately". I concur.
94p   (tasted 2020/11)

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