B-21 Top Recommendation
San Filippo's 2015 Le Lucere bottling is a perfect example (literally) of what 2015 Brunello is all about. Located in the southeastern zone of Montalcino, where wines of undeniable elegance as well as structure and balance are found, winemaker Paolo Caciorgna isolated a 5-acre sub-plot and planted 100% Sangiovese for his Le Lucere cuvee. These 40+ year old Sangiovese Grosso vines, planted to calcareous soils combing marl and fossils returned one of the top wines of the entire 2015 vintage. Tasting it among its peers immediately reveals the elegance of site, the intensity of old vines and the striking complexity that Caciorgna coaxes from land and fruit. Fairy tales do come true.