Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino 2015


A rocking return to classic form after weathering the difficulties of the tricky 2014 vintage, Riccardo's 2015 Brunello classico shows earthy aromas of truffle, scorched soil, tobacco, violet and new leather lead the way. It's full bodied and chewy, doling out mature black cherry, raspberry jam, ground clove and a hint of carob alongside enveloping, close-grained tannins. A wine already with so much to offer, but one that benefits greatly from a lengthy decant.