Peter Maude Fine Wines
2015, Argiano Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany
Fresh, appealing nose of blackberry aniseed and dark chocolate aromas. Structured, juicy palate of sweet cherries and wild plums. Wild berry coulis and spicy finish. Elegant and well poised. 93 Andrea Briccarello, Decanter.
Bright red. Nuanced aromas of red berries, flowers and herbs, plus a hint of iron. Flinty in the mouth too, with a loamy element further complicating red cherry and berry flavours. Closes with nice persistence and repeating floral flavours. 90 Ian D'Agata, Vinous.
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows dusty black cherry, complemented by sweet spices and herbs, as hints of dried orange, leather and dusty earth that forward. On the palate, I find velvety textures, ushering in ripe red and black fruits; yet there's a wonderful balance here, as the wine is lifted by brisk acids, and a mix of savoury, spice and minerals notes. The finish is long and structured, buzzing with mouthwatering acid and spice, as dried cherry lingers and amidst a coating of youthful tannin. The 2015 Argiano is just a baby, slowly shaking off the wood it was aged in, and it is perfectly balanced. 93 Eric Guido, Vinous.
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2030