Brunello 2015 Selezione – tasting notes

Hayo Loacker

The second half of Walter's report on the just-released vintage of Brunello di Montalcino. See also his tasting notes on 126 regular bottlings and his introduction to the 2015 vintage in Montalcino

This year’s tasting of the so-called Selezione Brunello 2015s showed that the category is morphing from a special selection – of the best grapes or the best casks – into a single-vineyard one. More and more producers opt for the latter because of the premium price paid for single-vineyard wines, which is climbing steadily. In the process, these so-called cru wines have begun to overshadow the Riserva category...