Despite it’s youth, only a 45min decant is required to unleash it’s potent nose of violet, lavender, sugar plum, cassis and black cherry but with hints of black pepper and then earthy leather developing. The full tannins are very well integrated but still scream to the drinker that structure is both present and mighty. The finish is like silk with a prominent taste of soft blackcurrant. A pleasure to drink now but will happily improve 2022-2036.
Producer Information: Podere Salicutti
It's been in the works for a few years now, but the ownership switch at Salicutti is now complete. Previous proprietor and founder Francesco Leanza has left his beautiful farmhouse in
Montalcino and has now taken up residence in the nearby city of Siena. The new German owners, Felix and Sabine Eichbauer, have taken over and their names are now listed on the back labels of the bottles. In terms of winemaking, nothing has changed. His style represents purity and a noninterventionist's approach. His simple, hands-off winemaking always works best in the great
vintages, and the 2015 and 2016 are absolutely terrific creations. In fact, the new releases are some of the best wines we have ever tasted from Salicutti, one of our favourite estates in the appellation. A new gravity flow winery was built and completed in June 2019 and, as no 2014 Brunello di Montalcino was produced, the 2015 vintage was the first Brunello to be released on
to the market since their stellar 2013.