La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2015
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Enticing aromas and flavors of cherry, plum, earth, iron and blood mark this smooth, harmonious Brunello. Rich and dense, with chalky tannins. This will need some time to integrate fully. Best from 2023 through 2042. 2,000 cases made, 850 cases imported.
La Serena's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows dusty florals up front, mingling with dried cherries, mint leaf, cedar box, and white smoke, as hints of undergrowth and animal musk develope in the glass. On the palate, I'm finding a soft, silky expression, showing earthy red berry tones amidst nervous acidity, adding sweetness and saturating minerality, as grippy tannins drench the senses. The finish is long, structured, and spicy, displaying a hint of orange citrus over a layer of fine tannin and inner earth tones, with cheek-puckering acids linger on. The 2015 is a powerful wine built on a core of primary fruit and acid, yet with enough tannic clout to find beautiful balance over time.