Collina dei Lecci BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2014
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Collina dei Lecci|
The 2014 Collina dei Lecci Brunello di Montalcino opens to vivid aromas of raspberries, red plums and hints of caramel which all take shape. On the palate this is medium-full bodied, with lovely soft tannins that lead up to a clear and powerful finish. While this is showing excellent today it should also offer a decade long drinking window.
Pale garnet-tinged red. Floral notes combine with sour red cherry, redcurrant and oaky spices to give a complex, inviting nose. Then bright, juicy and crisp, with pure red fruit, orange peel and herbal notes that boast succulent appeal. Finishes long and youthfully chewy with earthy and saline twinges. This is a lovely Brunello that has sneaky concentration but is so drinkable it goes down just like water. Well done.
This offers bright and vibrant blue flowers and attractive red fruit, leading to a mid-weight palate with fresh and easy, approachable tannins. Drink in the next five years.
The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino pours from the bottle with such a lean consistency and light color, you might be reminded of a darker rosé that shines in the glass with brilliant ruby and garnet hues. Following in theme, the wine is light in terms of aromas with perfumed tones of rose water, waxy lavender and verbena. The wine is lean and short in the mouth, but there is no astringency or bitterness.