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2015 Fattoria Dei Barbi Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy

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"Colour: brilliant and intense ruby red. Bouquet: spicy, hints of pink pepper, wild herbs, plum, blueberry and rhubarb. Taste: soft and balanced with delicate tannins and vib...

  • 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 94 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 93+ Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
  • 92 Wine Spectator
  • 91 Wine Enthusiast
  • 91 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
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96

"Ripe plum and cherry aromas with dried flowers and spices. Some lavender and cedar, too. Full bodied, tight and chewy. Needs time to soften and come together. Better after 2022."

94 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The Fattoria dei Barbi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a extremely polished and precise expression that hits all the right buttons for those seeking a classic expression of Sangiovese. In appearance, the wine shows a bright ruby hue with brilliant garnet reflections. The bouquet is tempered and shy at first, but it opens quickly to reveal those characteristic aromas of wild berry, candied cherry, licorice and pressed blue flowers that are so beautifully tied to this mighty Tuscan grape. Some 149,000 bottles were released in January 2020."

93+ Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

"Good brilliant red color. Wild aromas of red and darker berries, flint and violet. Juicy, herbal and firm, with precise red berry and mineral flavors. Closes bright and long, with mounting tannic bite."

92 Wine Spectator

"Plum, cherry, iron, earth and salty notes mark this vibrant red. Lean and sinewy, with firm, dusty tannins plying the finish. This comes together well overall, delivering a solid core of ripe fruit. Best from 2023 through 2040. 200 cases imported. — BS"

91 Wine Enthusiast

"Menthol, blue-flower and tilled soil aromas emerge from the glass along with a whiff of dried tobacco leaf. The full-bodied palate offers dried cherry, vanilla and clove before finishing on a note of powdered sage. Close-grained tannins grip the close. Drink 2023–2030. -KO"

91 Eric Guido - Vinous Media

"The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows forest berries with cooling minty herbs and hints of cedar, as pretty florals and earth tones develop in the glass. On the palate, soft textures give way to juicy acids with a dark mineral twang, as sweet and sour cherry fills the senses while inner florals make for a pleasing finale. The finish is medium in length, with a salty mineral coating that begs you to take another sip, as dried red fruits fade. This is a remarkably lifted and pretty expression of Barbi, balancing the warmth of the year nicely with its zesty appeal."

Product Description:

"Colour: brilliant and intense ruby red. Bouquet: spicy, hints of pink pepper, wild herbs, plum, blueberry and rhubarb. Taste: soft and balanced with delicate tannins and vibrant acidity, long persistency." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 119887
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino
Ratings

96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

94 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

93+ - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

92 - Wine Spectator

91 - Wine Enthusiast

91 - Eric Guido - Vinous Media

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit