Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino Nastagio 2015
This late-release Brunello is not identified as a Riserva. The Col d'Orcia 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Nastagio (made with organic fruit) opens to dark berry, cherry, plum, potting soil and balsam herb. The wine shows a full-bodied style, although these results are never too dense or compact. In fact, it offers a loosely knit texture with a warm and penetrating fruit profile that is very characteristic of this vintage. The tannins are tight, so give the wine a little extra time.
Deep, dark and full of balsamic complexities, the late-release 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Nastagio from Col d'Orcia slowly blossoms in the glass. Plum, currants and tobacco brighten and evolve into notes of cherry laced with fresh cut roses. It's silky at first, verging on fleshy, yet quick to reveal a coating of youthfully grippy tannin and tart red berry fruits. This finishes long, dry and intensely structured, with hints of wild herbs and spice. The Nastagio is matured in a combination of barrique and tonneaux for the first year, followed by another two years in large botti. It's a wine that is meant to be more immediate than the rest of the portfolio; yet the 2015 is anything but immediate.