Sold Out Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello Di Montalcino 2015 - 1.5 Litre Bottle
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97
Decanter
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97
James Suckling
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90
Wine Enthusiast
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Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello Di Montalcino 2015 - 1.5 Litre Bottle

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Produced from vineyards which are over 10 years old, the Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino represents the essence of the winery's concept of terroir: an expression of elegance, depth, and freshness of their Sangiovese, able to unite its balsamic quality of the north side of Montalcino with the opulence of their lands.

97 Points James Suckling... Ripe berry and cherry aromas with hints of spices and cedar. Dried flowers, too. Full-bodied, dense and layered. Fantastic richness and depth. Long, long finish. Best ever.

97 Points Decanter... A significant new release for Canalicchio di Sopra, La Casaccia is a single vineyard close to the winery in the district of Canalicchio, north of the town of Montalcino. Comparing it to his plots in Montosoli, owner Francesco Ripaccioli describes the soil here as a heavier brown clay with lots of magnesium giving more generous growth. It produces a relatively weighty, substantial wine with firm, sturdy tannins and balancing acidity. Notes of sage, tobacco, liquorice root and heather weave through the plush dark currant fruit. 

95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate... The medium-weight Canalicchio di Sopra 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows a generous spread of forest fruit, liquorice, blue flower, bay leaf, Provence herbs and fragrant wet soil aromas. There is a touch of earthy muskiness that some like to refer to as "foxy." Fruit for this Brunello represents a selection of clusters harvested over 10 hectares at 300 to 320 meters above sea level in two sites: Canalicchio and Montosoli. Canalicchio has clay soils for the structure of the wine, and Montosoli adds to the clarity of the aromas. All the vines are over 10 years old. Fermentation is in stainless steel, and aging spans 36 months in Slavonian oak casks. This wine from the warm and sunny 2015 vintage maintains its trademark crispness and freshness.

94 Points Wine Spectator...  Firm and tightly wound for now, yet features a solid beam of cherry and strawberry fruit, graced by iron, sanguine and leather accents. Lively acidity infuses this intense red with energy, driving the long finish. Best from 2023 through 2042.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast... Underbrush, truffle, wild-berry and scorched earth aromas come to the forefront, along with a note of roasted nut. The brawny palate evokes baked cherry, toasted hazelnut and licorice alongside the warmth of evident alcohol. Taut, close-grained tannins give it a firm finish. Drink sooner rather than later to capture the remaining fruit and freshness. Vinifera Imports.

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