2015 Fanti Brunello di Montalcino Vallocchio
Sangiovese Grosso - 3L
2015 Fanti Brunello di Montalcino Vallocchio
  • JS 97
  • WA 94
  • VN 93
  • WS 92

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JS 97
jamessuckling.com, November 2019
What a nose of dried meat, tar, tobacco, dried boysenberries, red licorice and baking spices. Hearty tannins surround the full-bodied palate from every side, wringing bursting acidity from a full-throttle core of ripe...   What a nose of dried meat, tar, tobacco, dried boysenberries, red licorice and baking spices. Hearty tannins surround the full-bodied palate from every side, wringing bursting acidity from a full-throttle core of ripe, chewy fruit. The power and intensity are undeniable, but as you seep in the rich dried spices and died meat on the finish, you catch a glimpse of crystalline acidity through the looking glass. Drink from 2025.  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2020
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vallocchio shows depth and a more sophisticated approach with ample textural richness and more evident spice and smoke from its oak aging. However, the style fundamentally embraces the same...   The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vallocchio shows depth and a more sophisticated approach with ample textural richness and more evident spice and smoke from its oak aging. However, the style fundamentally embraces the same lithe and lifted elegance that we saw in Fanti's classic Brunello. The color saturation of the Vallocchio is a degree or two darker, and the bouquet reveals dark cherry, tilled earth, cola and smoked cedar wood. Give the wine a few more years in your cellar to flesh out. - Monica Larner  
VN 93
Vinous, April 2020
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vallocchio is dark and floral, leading off with exotic spices and white smoke, then giving way to crushed black cherry, hints of violet, crushed stone, and sweet balsamic notes. On the...   The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vallocchio is dark and floral, leading off with exotic spices and white smoke, then giving way to crushed black cherry, hints of violet, crushed stone, and sweet balsamic notes. On the palate, I find velvety textures, complemented by ripe black cherry and sweet spice, as zesty acids pinch at the senses and red inner florals resonate throughout. The finish is long and youthfully angular, while fine-grained tannins saturate under a mix of tart red berry fruit and lingering acids. -- Eric Guido  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, June 2020
A broad, powerful version, featuring black cherry, plum, tar, iron and underbrush flavors that mingle with the thick, pointed tannins. Ripe fruit occupies the center, offsetting the muscular structure, while the finish...   A broad, powerful version, featuring black cherry, plum, tar, iron and underbrush flavors that mingle with the thick, pointed tannins. Ripe fruit occupies the center, offsetting the muscular structure, while the finish lingers, picking up a salty element. Best from 2023 through 2038. – BS  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2015
Size 3L