Talenti, Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy) 2015

($46):  The warm and dry 2015 growing season in Brunello was the opposite of the cool and rainy weather of 2014.  That weather explains the potential pitfalls for the wines — ripe and alcoholic with low acidity.  Talenti avoided those problems with their 2015 Brunello.  Ripe, yet not overdone, it conveys a near magical combination of dark minerals and black cherry-like fruitiness.  Graceful and powerful, it finishes fresh and lively with an attractive hint of bitterness.  Its succulence allows current enjoyment, but a few years in the cellar will likely reveal additional complexity.
95 Michael Apstein Feb 25, 2020