98pt 2015 Brunello di Montalcino
San Filippo is home to some of the best boutique Brunello today. This wasn’t always the case, and I am thrilled to have witnessed the growth of this promising estate throughout the years. The quality of the product has made quantum leaps since I first tasted the wines more than a decade ago. San Filippo was founded in 1972 and counts 11 hectares of vine. Proprietor Roberto Giannelli farms on mostly clay soils and his wines proudly show the extra structure and intensity that is common in this eastern corner of the appellation.
In 2015 Roberto hit a home-run with the estate Brunello scoring 98pts from James Suckling. This over the top wine over delivers for the price and is a must for Brunello fans. But, as always, with a great price comes small quantities being available so act fast on this one.
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2015 San Filippo * Brunello di Montalcino
$372 / 6btls ($62btl) or
This is a lovely wine that occupies a special place on the opulent side of the Brunello spectrum. Of course, the amazing quality of fruit in 2015 has given winemakers more variables and raw material to play with. The wine shows dark concentration and an impenetrable appearance. Dried fruit, clove, nutmeg and toasted almond segue to cola, licorice and pressed rose petal. The mouthfeel is sweet and chewy but the overall effect is spectacular.