EWM TOP FIVE OF 2019 • #2
THE MERCHANT'S MARK
97+ / 100
The 2015 Biondi Santi Rosso di Montalcino is a succulent Sangiovese, boasting sweet tobacco, cherry, leather, dried herbs, menthol, and fresh raspberry. Crunchy, fine tannins add additional notes of green tea, orange rind, and underbrush. Savory on the backend, the minerality frames this gorgeous red. We'd put this Rosso up against most Brunelli.
94 / 100
"Il Greppo's 2015 Rosso di Montalcino is absolutely gorgeous. Sweet tobacco, dried red cherry, cedar, rosemary, mint and anise give the Rosso lovely aromatic complexity, but it is the wine's body and resonance that stand out most. A wine of real stature and depth, Biondi-Santi's 2015 Rosso is all class, not to mention a real overachiever in my tastings and a rare Rosso that delivers the goods big time. Sadly, it won't come cheaply".