A sensational vintage from a dependable source of excellent Brunello, the 2014 offers aromas of rose, violet, camphor, wild berry and aromatic herbs. Medium bodied with smooth, noble tannins in a richly textured finish, this deep ruby Brunello follows through with succulent black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and baking spice. The northern Montalcino vineyards offer unexpected freshness and the promise of another decade of enjoyment.
The grapes for this Brunello come from Fuligni's oldest vines which typically go into the Riserva. In 2014, harvest was pushed back until mid-October in order to achieve full ripeness. The wine spent the first four to five months in small 5hl barrels to stabilise the colour, with the remaining time spent in traditional large botti. It opens with iron and savoury spice before revealing leather and tobacco leaf notes. There's definitely some flesh to pad out the structure in this well-balanced example, with smoky incense notes on the finish.