2015 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
2015 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino
  • JS 94
  • VN 94
  • WA 94
  • WS 93

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Reg: $49.94

$39.94

In Stock: 4 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 94
jamessuckling.com, November 2019
Quite understated for a 2015 Brunello, this shows heather, rose petals and tulips. Hints of bark, red licorice and cedar. Medium-to full-bodied with silky, sleek tannins and lots of mouthwatering acidity drive. Refined...   Quite understated for a 2015 Brunello, this shows heather, rose petals and tulips. Hints of bark, red licorice and cedar. Medium-to full-bodied with silky, sleek tannins and lots of mouthwatering acidity drive. Refined and elegant. Drink from 2021.  
VN 94
Vinous, April 2020
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is firmly rooted in the earth, as black cherry and tea leaves give way to moist soil tones, smoky minerals, and a hint of animal musk. On the palate, fleshy textures usher in polished, ripe...   The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is firmly rooted in the earth, as black cherry and tea leaves give way to moist soil tones, smoky minerals, and a hint of animal musk. On the palate, fleshy textures usher in polished, ripe black fruits and offsetting savory herbs, with minerals and round tannins slowly saturating the senses. The finish is long and zesty, with citrus-infused tannins and minerals tugging at the cheeks, as dried red fruits and undeniably pretty floral tones slowly fade. This is wonderfully balanced and geared up for mid-term evolution in the cellar. Frankly, I think of it like a swiss army knife of Brunello, pleasing at first pour, but with the stuffing to go ten to fifteen years. Well done. -- Eric Guido  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2020
Here's an elegant and classic expression of the vintage. The Sesta di Sopra 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows solid balance with its dark fruit flavors offset by tart cherry and fresh menthol. The oak tones are nicely...   Here's an elegant and classic expression of the vintage. The Sesta di Sopra 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows solid balance with its dark fruit flavors offset by tart cherry and fresh menthol. The oak tones are nicely tucked in and integrated, offering substance that builds the wine's structure but does not take away from its elegance. Balanced acidity adds a pretty touch to the mouthfeel. Some 4,300 bottles were made.- ML  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, June 2020
Ample and round, sporting cherry, plum, earth and saline flavors. Well-mannered tannins are integrated, lending an overall impression of freshness. Fine length. Best from 2023 through 2040. 380 cases made, 150 cases...   Ample and round, sporting cherry, plum, earth and saline flavors. Well-mannered tannins are integrated, lending an overall impression of freshness. Fine length. Best from 2023 through 2040. 380 cases made, 150 cases imported. — BS  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Label

Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino is pure Sangiovese Grosso from a selection of the best grapes from the estate’s vineyards. The wine is matured in 30 hl Slavonian oak barrels for 30 months, with subsequent aging in bottle for about 4 months. When it is young, it is rich in scents of fruit and flowers. When it has aged, it acquires complex ethereal characteristics and offers a broad bouquet with an aroma of autumn leaves.

Winery

Tenuta di Sesta

The name Sesta, of Roman origin, derives from the sixth (sesta in Italian) milestone where the Parish Church of Saint Mary of Sexta once stood along the ancient road from Roselle to Chiusi.

The Sesta Estate was formed after the expansion of the Republic of Siena. In 1850, Felice and Giovanni Ciacci became owners of the property and in 1966, the first bottles of Brunello from the Tenuta di Sesta estate were produced by Giuseppe Ciacci, father of current owner Giovanni Ciacci. At the time, there were only twelve bottlers of Brunello. For this reason, the Tenuta di Sesta estate is recognized as one of the historical Montalcino estates.

The property extends over 200 hectares, of which 30 hectares are under vine for the production of Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, and Sant’Antimo wines. The remaining area is mostly covered by olive groves and grain. Since 1995, the winery has been managed by Giovanni Ciacci, who has been joined by his children Andrea and Francesca in the areas of business and agronomic management.