Brunello 2015 – a five-star vintage?


This is the third of three detailed reports from recent tastings in Montalcino. See also Walter on Brunello 2011 and Brunello Riservas 2010

At the end of last year very favourable noise on the quality of the 2015 vintage was coming out of Italy. Ever the cynic, I couldn’t immediately grasp what it was about, because Italy had just experienced another record-breaking hot summer, with three months of incessant sunshine, temperatures near and often above 40 °C and not a drop of rain. I hasten to add that it is almost impossible to generalise about such large and diverse...