San Felice Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Intense ruby red colour. Aroma: ripe forest fruits, blackberry conserve and notes of tobacco and leather. Broad, soft and persistent on the palate, with a spirit-steeped fruit finish. Pair with red meats, game, wild boar dishes, mature pecorino cheeses.
The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is a vibrant, fruit-filled expression with a burst of ripe cherries, strawberries and plums complemented by sweet spice. In the mouth, it's velvety, with dense waves of ripe red and black fruit berries that give way to balsam herbs and minerals. There doesn't appear to be a hard edge in sight as the 2017 tapers off only lightly structured and long, resonating on hints of licorice and dark inner florals.
Menthol and eucalyptus flavors are the main themes in this beefy red, exhibiting cherry, plum and iron notes. The tannins gain the upper hand in the end, leaving a dusty, mouth coating finish. Best from 2025 through 2037.