Starts out sultry and savoury with intense earth and bracken as well as spiced dark cherry. Opens and smoothens as it breathes up and evolves in the glass to such polished, seamless and rich dark cherry, fresh and lively on the flavour-packed finish. Glorious Brunello. Best from 2023. 96 Points. Nick Stock for James Suckling.
Luminous red-ruby. Beautifully expressive notes hints at red cherry, coffee, herbs and sweet spices. Then at once graceful and powerful, with outstanding acid-tannin balance and sweet spices complicating the ripe red cherry fruit flavors. Closes long and youthfully chewy, with above average density and a multilayered complexity that makes this one of very top classico Brunellos of the vintage. Drink 2023 – 2033. 94 Points. Ian d’Agata – Vinous.
The Le Ragnaie 2015 Brunello di Montalcino doles out impressive intensity and depth. This is a tour de force expression of Sangiovese that travels the entire continuum of Sangiovese, starting with wild cherry and unfolding to later reveal pressed blue flowers, spice and potting soil. This is textbook Brunello on all levels, and I am happily excited by this particular vintage. Fruit for this wine is sourced from four unique sites, all located in different parts of the appellation. This explains the wine’s pan-Brunello appeal. The 2015 growing season brings out personality and aromatic abundance with slightly softer and more approachable contours. The acidity feels tame in 2015. Continuing with that thought, I would recommend this wine for near- and medium-term drinking because it performs so nicely now, straight out of the gate. Some 30,000 bottles were made. Drink 2021-2033. 93+ Points. Monica Lerner – The Wine Advocate.