2015 La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino (750ml)

Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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I introduced Marco Mantengoli of La Rasina to all of you with my offering of his 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Il Divasco a few years ago. Stars aligned, and Marco generously opened his cellars to us. La Rasina's parcels of Sangiovese Grosso are planted to the east and slightly south of Montalcino, where Marco routinely meets with his neighbors – Cerbaiona, Luciani – to compare notes. Organically farmed hillside vineyards capture the morning's intense rays, while evening breezes from the valley guarantee optimal diurnal temperature variations, ensuring intensity of fruit that's beautifully balanced by precise acidities.


Lots of berry and mushroom aromas with hints of earth and cigar box. Full-bodied, deep and structured with lots of fruit in the center palate, framed by tannins. A serious and beautiful wine. Best ever? Better after 2021.

96 points, James Suckling (Oct 2019)

The La Rasina 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is another textbook expression from the vintage. The wine offers the bold intensity, darkness and rich fruit fiber to proudly carry the Brunello banner. This is what wines from the appellation are all about. Both the fruit intensity and harmony are spot-on, and the wine offers a long, rich and very pleasurable finish. There's a lot of fruit fiber with tight tannins and acidity. These elements promise to loosen up and soften with extra time in the cellar. This is a lovely wine with dusty, earthy notes on the finish. Some 25,000 bottles were released.

94 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Oct 2020)

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