Review: 2017 Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino

Review: 2017 Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino

This wine arrives via a smaller family-run operation that has been producing Brunello di Montalcino since 1966. This vintage is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, aged for 3 years in Slavonian and French oak barrels before aging an additional 8 months in the bottle.

Lively and bright, this immediately presents cherry and anise aromas in the glass, along with rose petals and cedar after sitting for a brief period. The palate delivers hints of licorice, balsamic, and tobacco leaf that come through over a lengthy but dry finish. Over time, traces of minerality and coffee grounds emerge and provide extra density but never fully pull away from the dominant red fruit. It’s incredibly rich and warming, and the complexity of its flavors makes it a bottle worthy of investing a few quiet hours appreciating its charms and changes.

A- / $50 /

2017 Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino




Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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