This Riserva from La Fiorita boasts a full and generous style with pretty richness, concentration and ample intensity. This pretty wine really does hit those 2015 vintage expectations dead on. The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva offers plush fruit and good softness with cherry, cassis, spice, potting soil and candied orange peel. There is balanced intensity here with Sangiovese purity that cedes to lightly toasted aromas.
A rich Brunello with plenty of ripe-fruit, spice, porcini-mushroom and nutmeg character. Full body. Dense and flavorful. Ripe and polished tannins. Excellent structure and focus.
Sourced exclusively from the Pian Bossolino vineyard and aged for over two years in French oak barrels, the 2015 Brunello Riserva is rich with aromas of sun-dried leather, blackcurrant, tobacco, and baked earth. The palate is approachable and noted by blackberry coulis, violets, vanilla and baking spice, with consistent and fine-grained tannins. The sunniness of the vintage lends this to enjoyment now or over the next 10 years.
This rich red is energetic and balanced, saturated with black cherry, plum and mineral flavors. Accents of wild rosemary and sage chime in as this remains fresh and long on the iron and underbrush aftertaste.
La Fiorita is on an upward trajectory and this Riserva is one of the most promising wines I have tasted from the estate. It comes exclusively from the Pian Bossolino vineyard, a 3.1-hectare parcel in the area of Castelnuovo dell’Abate. Immediately fragrant, it offers dark, ripe plum with anise, dried herbs and wildflowers. The palate sports plush tannins and a confident plumpness, though it's suitably reined in with enough tension to deliver a satisfying mouthful. Vibrant, energetic and really quite succulent.
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva from La Fiorita is a pretty, floral and sweetly spiced effort. Dried roses, black cherry, cinnamon, clove and a dusting of cocoa create a seductive display. It’s silky in texture and polished, with depths of dark red berry fruit, wild herbal tones and a note of menthol, which forms toward the close. The first hint of tannin comes through in the finish, yet it is perfectly balanced by residual acids with an air of inner rose lingering long. In the past, I’ve found the style of this house to be too focused on ripeness and wood, yet that is not the case in this wonderfully balanced and oak-integrated 2015 Riserva.