We reviewed the 2017 vintage of San Felice’s Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino twice, and now we’re back with our first (and probably only) look at the 2018 vintage. Both are expected to be very good to excellent vintages for the classic Tuscan region, so let’s dive in and see if the equation has changed at all.
Initially tart with an edge of cranberry to spar with its cherry-laced core, the wine quickly reveals that it is gripped with tannins and a light ring of smoke. Toasty notes of anise and graphite keep the wine grounded in the earth, with a hint of basil and a touch of tarry char. As with the 2017 vintage, this wine feels like it needs some cellar time to temper its tannins, but what’s in the glass today has plenty of brooding power to recommend it — though I’d suggest some time in glass or decanting before you enjoy.
A- / $61 / agricolasanfelice.it