La Serena Brunello di Montalcino [Pre-arrival] 2015
La Serena sits 400 meters above sea level in the northeast corner of Montalcino. The Mantengoli family has owned the estate since the 1930’s and began producing wines in 1988. The wines are structured and generally more approachable in their youth than their neighbors. This full-bodied Brunello is full of dark fruit and ripe tannins. Elegant and soft with great aging potential. 100% Sangiovese. Organic.
JS95: "Dark-cherry and floral aromas with citrus and dried-lavender undertones. Full body and firm,chewy tannins with a solid structure and length. Needs time to soften and come together. Better after 2021."