The 2015 Biondi Santi Rosso di Montalcino, "is absolutely gorgeous." Antonio Galloni
A succulent Sangiovese, this Rosso boasts 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.
Few make a better Brunello than Biondi Santi; even fewer make a better Rosso. In fact, we'd put this Rosso up against most Brunelli!
Rosso di Montalcinos are essentially "Baby Brunelli" because they require only one year of bottle age before release, not four.
Here's a bonus: Biondi Santi's 2015 Brunello will be released over the next year and it will be off-the-charts! In the meantime - and at half the price - this 2015 Biondi Santi Rosso is, "an auspicious harbinger of the 2015 Brunello." Decanter
Biondi Santi was the first estate to produce a Brunello in the late 19th century and one of the top five producers in Montalcino.
Their Rosso is anything but a "baby."
Enjoy now and over the next decade - like you would your favorite Brunello!
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."