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Giodo Brunello quietly arrived on the scene six years ago. Shortly thereafter, Wine Spectator featured Carlo Ferrini, Giodo's owner, as "one of Montalcino's great winemakers," and "one of Montalicino's best kept secrets."
The 2015 Tuscan vintage is being compared to 1997 and 2010. It is a "historical year for Brunello di Montalcino that nobody should miss." James Suckling"
While the 2015 has produced a slew of excellent wines, a few, like the 2015 Giodo Brunello, are simply head and shoulders above the rest.
This is a splendid Brunello, showing extraordinary purity of Sangiovese character. Cherry and floral aromas and flavors. Full-bodied with incredibly integrated tannins that seem like they are not there. But they are and are comprehensive on the palate. Great depth and agility. Just floats on the palate." James Suckling
The Giodo vineyards are intentionally kept discrete. To get there, you need to travel up an unpaved forest road outside the medieval hamlet of Sant Angelo.
As the former winemaker of Casanova di Neri (as well as consulting for clients Ricasoli and Telenti), Carlo keeps his vineyard location hidden as not to upstage his high-profile clients. With his multiple 100 point and 98+ point scores over the past few years, that's going to be difficult!
100 / 100
"This is a splendid Brunello, showing extraordinary purity of sangiovese character. Cherry and floral aromas and flavors. Full-bodied with incredibly integrated tannins that seem like they are not there. But they are and are comprehensive on the palate. Great depth and agility. Just floats on the palate. Magic carpet. Drinkable, to enjoy the magic, but needs three or four years to come around."
THE WINE ADVOCATE
97+ / 100
"The Giodo 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a real stunner with a tight, finely knit texture that transcends and ultimately unites both the bouquet and the mouthfeel, putting them on an even playing field. This gives the wine a broad sense of unity and wholeness that is the key to withstanding the aging process one would expect to submit this bottle to. At this young stage, Giodo's Brunello reveals blue flowers, wild berry, camphor ash and delicate spice. This wine shows a compressed sense of intensity that expands quickly after you lift the proverbial lid off the box. As it breathes in air and takes on more volume, it also leaves a deeper impression on your nose and palate. It closes with a simple note of sweet cherry that makes for a perfect postscript. "