Considered a challenging year during the growing season and especially harvest. The weather was very extreme in its changes (hot – cold) with scorching temperatures close to harvest. Wines are generally considered more early drinking, but Stella remains optimistic of this wine’s long term potential. Production for the Riserva is similar to the regular Brunello but with 43 months in wood for aging and almost two years in bottle. Considered rich but layered with bright flavours and high toned aromatics. It is hard to know if bottles will benefit from cellaring, so you may have to purchase a few!
92 Pts Vinous, Antonio Galloni February 2015 (suggested drinking window 2015-2024),
94 Pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Monica Larner February 2014 (suggested drinking