2014 has disappeared into the background of stellar vintages when compared to the likes of 15 and 16, as it plays its cards very close to the chest. A difficult vintage of frequent rainfall and heat spikes meant that only the hardest working viticulturists prospered. The Brunellos of 2014 are more delicate expressions, based on the reduced concentration of the fruit, which led to diminished scores for the region. What is great however is that they become much more accessible for medium-term drinking, i.e. 9 years as opposed to the standard peak of 20 years! This will appeal to those who appreciate the fine and graceful side of Sangiovese in a shorter space of time with the red anise, wild blueberry and smoked wood nuances. It is the lightest Brunello in the line up.