2015 Lazzeretti Brunello di Montalcino

Year: 2015
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
James Suckling: 96
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.2%
Price :
$39.95

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"A monolithic red, with sweetness to the black cherry, black currant and raspberry fruit. Earth and iron notes anchor the bottom end, while a tobacco accent frames the dense tannins. Offers a long finish, showing solid grip. Best from 2023 through 2042. 1,500 cases made, 700 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"This is a very, very intense Brunello with explosive spices, cedar, leather, tar and a plethora of dried plums and berries. The full-bodied palate is incredibly dense and bold, swathed in vast, comprehensive tannins and layer upon layer of plums and cherries. There’s marvelous length and decadence to the finish, where the dried-spice character goes on and on. Stunning richness. Drink from 2025." (JS)

"Ripe black-skinned berry, leather and scorched earth aromas lead the nose on this structured wine. The concentrated, chewy palate offers mature black cherry, strawberry jam, star anise and black pepper alongside tightly wound tannins that need time to unwind. Drink 2022–2031. -Kerin O’Keefe" (WE)

96 POINTS INTERNATIONAL WINE REPORT "An incredible wine from Lazzeretti, this Brunello is lively and intense with exuberant character, showing notes of hibiscus flowers and lavender along with notes reminiscent of blueberries and star anise. It possesses incredible energy with a wonderful fresh character through its full bodied texture. It displays outstanding overall quality and a pure territorial expression which is wrapped up in velvety tannins and an incandescent finish. Balanced and harmonious, this may be the finest wine yet from Lazzeretti, even surpassing the excellent 2010."