Tenute Silvio Nardi, Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy) 2015

($54, Kobrand Wine & Spirits):  Silvio Nardi is one of my favorite Brunello producers, in part because they are consistent and in part because they make single vineyard bottlings from different sections of Montalcino that highlight the exciting diversity of that appellation.  Most importantly, though, their single vineyard bottlings do not detract from this one, their “regular” (though there is nothing regular about it) Brunello, which comes from grapes grown in a variety of vineyards.  I tasted Nardi’s 2015 Brunelli twice in the last couple of months, once in New York and once in Montalcino and came away with similar impressions both times.  It’s packed, but not overdone, with appropriately firm, yet not hard, tannins that support the dark fruitiness and earthiness.  The finish is remarkably juicy and fresh.  A youthful wine, it needs a few years to settle down.
92 Michael Apstein Feb 25, 2020