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Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015: vintage report and top wines

Michaela Morris finds much to like after tasting 40 Brunello di Montalcino Riservas from 2015 - the latest vintage to be released under this category - with wines showing the charm and generosity of the year with many possessing the stuffing and structure to age 15 years or more.

After the success of the Brunello 2015s, there was hardly a doubt that the vintage would offer a profusion of Riserva bottlings.

In 2015, the warm, sunny and dry conditions produced an abundant crop of healthy and ripe grapes. ‘It isn’t a year with defects from the warmth – only merits,’ says Francesco Ripaccioli at Canalicchio di Sopra. With ample fruit and plentiful ripe tannins, ‘2015 was a year extremely suited to ageing,’ according to Andrea Costanti.

Scroll down to see Michaela Morris’ top-scoring Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015 wines

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Click here to see all 40 Brunello Riserva 2015 tasting notes and scores

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