Lot 805 | 2015 Tuscany
Brunello di Montalcino
An apex Italian offering from the tremendous 2015 vintage.
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The legendary vineyards surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino produce the ultimate expression of Tuscan wine tradition – Brunello di Montalcino, made from a Sangiovese clone uniquely adapted to the region’s terroir. Considered by most critics to be the apex of Italian winemaking, Brunello can’t even be sold to consumers until five years after the harvest vintage – a requirement which incurs significant storage costs, making an already expensive wine even pricier. But it’s well worth the price of entry, especially since it’s virtually peerless – while plantings of world-class expressions of Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot, and other popular varietals have been attempted to great success across the globe, tiny Montalcino is still the only place on earth that produces Sangiovese at this level, and at very small quantities to boot.
Lot 805 comes to us from prime Montalcino vineyards basking in the Tuscan sun, made from thick-skinned grapes that express big, bold fruit, dramatic tannins, and high acidity (all qualities that make for incredibly ageable wines). The signature brick color is just beginning to emerge (indicating it’s maturing perfectly at the 6-year mark), and while you could enjoy this today, the prime drinking window probably won’t even begin until 2025 – the very embodiment of delayed gratification for the patient collector. We recommend grabbing a case, trying one now, and opening a bottle every year or so to admire its progression. 2015 was one of the best Brunello vintages in the past decade, so the collectors definitely won’t want to miss this.