2015 Livio Sassetti 'Pertimali' Brunello di Montalcino

$79.95 $90.00 (-11%)
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'Pertimali' is one of those Brunello wines that has reached a mythic status for how age-worthy it is while remaining affordable. The 2015 is an instant classic! While it will see its prime in a couple of years, with about an hour or two in a decanter this wine is singing. Aromas of wild berries, herbs, and a slight meaty note the complexity is evident immediately. Dusty, leathery tannins and oak tones glaze over the palate along with mushroom and dark fruit. Pappardelle and Crimini and Wild Boar Ragu? Welcome your perfect pairing.

Varietal:
Sangiovese
Vintage:
2015
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Sangiovese
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1046272
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

There’s something ethereal in the nose with flowers, cherries, strawberries and shitake mushrooms. Full body. This grows on the palate with super tannin and fruit structure. So much berry flavor and round, caressing tannins that fill your mouth. Tight at the end. This needs four to five years to show its true greatness. Try after 2023.

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Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of woodland berry, pine forest, truffle and dried herb emerge from the glass in this fragrant red. Full in weight but refined, the accessible palate offers dried cherry, black tea, star anise and a dollop of vanilla alongside polished tannins before a minty finish. Reflecting the hot vintage, it’s already approachable but still offers good midterm aging potential. Drink 2021–2027.

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Wine Advocate

I had put a question mark next to my original score for this wine when I first tasted it at the beginning of the year, as that sample appeared very ripe and maybe a bit oxidized. Coming back to the Pertimali - Livio Sassetti 2015 Brunello di Montalcino six months later, I discover a wine that is drier (as opposed to jammy or overtly overripe) but quite intact and balanced overall. The tannins are a bit dusty and so is the fruit, with powered cherry and raspberry flavors. There are tart fruit flavors that give this bottle a better sense of lift and energy, especially compared to that first sample.