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Gianni Brunelli was from an old Montalcino family. He dedicated his life to upholding the local traditions of great food, wine and hospitality. He became famous for all of the above at his legendary restaurant Osteria Le Logge in Siena "where customers are treated like friends and friends like gods". In 1988 he re-established his family's grape growing tradition at Le Chiuse de Sotto, a 2 ha vineyard below the hill town of Montalcino. An additional 4.5 ha vineyard named “Podernovone” has...
- 93 Points -
Fine, authentic red-garnet colour, and dusty, earthy, savoury, proper sangiovese aromatics, mature but still with plenty of life. The palate is fleshy and full, riper than many 2014s, with supple tannins, well managed, and excellent length...See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino takes an extra minute or two to open in the glass. Although it starts off slowly, it does blossom nicely to reveal cassis, dried cherry, spice, balsam herb and rose petal. The wine offers an intact and generous bouquet that provides more intensity and depth than many of its peers. However, you recognize those vintage-specific traits in the mouth where the wine is streamlined, firm and fresh with moderate persistence.See detailed press review
- 90 Points -
This has brambly red-fruit aromas and flavors on offer with a slightly tangy and chalky texture on the palate. Nice red-cherry drive. Balanced, too.See detailed press review