2015 Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino

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  • 2015 Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino
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2015 Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino

98/100 WineEnthusiast (Kerin O' Keefe)

95/100 WineSpectator (Bruce Sanderson)
A beam of black cherry and black currant fruit is at the heart of this red. Supple and balanced, this stays long and complex on the finish, as earth, iron and sanguine notes emerge. A dense swath of tannins lines the finish. Best from 2022 through 2040.

95/100 Vinous (Ian d' Agata)
Deep red. Initially closed nose opens slowly to showcase damp earth, black cherry, flint, sweet spices and camphor. Enters juicy and vibrant, with flavors of dark plum and cherry with a steely and floral overlay, then turns more austere and elegant with a persistent red and blue fruit set of flavors. Finishes long and balsamic. Really pure and intense but lively, this outstanding wine really speaks of the style of Le Chiuse, always on the refined side. Should also prove very age-worthy.

95/100 Vinous (Eric Guido)
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino seems reluctant at this early stage, yet presents a savory expression of Sangiovese, with dusty black cherries backed by an almost-rustic mix of leather, crushed stone and animal musk. On the palate, silky textures meld into with woodland berry and earth tones, along with notes of tobacco, savory herbs and saline-minerals. Vibrant acids add energy and sweetness to the fruit, along with a mouthwatering quality, as youthful tannins collect on the senses and slowly dry out its profile. The finish is long, structured, and firmly rooted in the earth. Constantly evolving in the glass, the is a real powerhouse Brunello.

95/100 Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Monica Larner)
The Le Chuise 2015 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a slightly shy and timid bouquet. My feeling is that this reticent quality will serve the wine very well as it continues the course of its aging. The bouquet shows mild fruit with some potting soil, leather, tar and licorice. This Brunello from Le Chiuse is definitely characterized by a savory side as well with a pretty point of saltiness that you don't commonly find in its peers. This is a true beauty—the wine is elegant, shiny and glossy from the inside out. Fruit comes from an eight-hectare parcel with vines that are 26 years old. Some 15,000 bottles will be released in February 2020.


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