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2015 Voliero Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy

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

95

"A dusty Brunello with dried berries, walnuts, caramelized orange, felt-tip pen and dried tobacco. Full-bodied and warming on the palate, which reveals a sweet-and-sour character, created by the interplay of solid acidity and dried fruit. Drink from 2023."

94 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Here's a confident and genuine expression of Sangiovese that manages to be both accessible and complicated at the same time. Brunello is one of the few Italian wines to bridge the gap between those two extremes. The Voliero 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers a steady stream of small berry fruit and cherry aromas. But there is width to this bouquet and deeper layers of spice, tar and licorice also play important roles. This Brunello ages in oak for 36 months in order to find harmony and balance. Some 7,866 bottles were made. Those bottles were filled in July 2019 and the wine hit the market in January 2020."

92 Eric Guido - Vinous Media

"Here I'm finding a spicy display of Sangiovese fruit, as dusty dried florals give way to mineral-laced bright cherry, with hints of cedar, leather and white smoke. On the palate, soft textures wash across the senses, ushering in pure red berry fruits, as brisk acids firm up the experience, leaving saline-minerals and fine tannin in their wake. The finish is medium in length and a bit angular, resonating on savory spice with licorice, dried black cherries, inner florals, and a lingering twang of acid. The Voliero needs time to fully come together, yet it is likely to always remain a spicy, acid-driven effort."

91+ Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

"Good luminous red. Aromas of red berries, licorice and lavender, perked up by a mineral nuance. Juicy, taut and clean, with harmonious acidity contributing to the impression of inner-mouth perfume and juicy energy. Finishes bright and precise, but I would have liked a little more length for an even higher score."

Product Detail

Item # 119279
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino
Ratings

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

94 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

92 - Eric Guido - Vinous Media

91+ - Ian Dagata - 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