92 James Suckling - Sweet berry, cherry and floral aromas with some dried fruit as well. Hint of cedar. Full-bodied and chewy with lots of fruit, tannins and vanilla. Big and rich, but still fresh.
The color is ruby red with a slight tendency to garnet. The perfume is intense and complex, spicy, with dominant notes of Amarena cherry. The olfactory phase continues on the palate. The flavour is full, harmonious and persistent, with dense and silky tannins.
San Filippo was one of the original 20 growers that started bottling Brunello in the late 1970s. The arid property located in Northern Montalcino lies facing the famous Biondi Santi’s Il Greppo vineyard. The house style is structured elegance with complex minerality and well-polished age worthy fruit.
Recently owner Roberto Giannelli restored and renovated the winemaking facility, cellar, and tasting rooms. In total the estate produces a mere 2500 cases of Brunello di Montalcino and 800 cases of Rosso di Montalcino each year. The estate produces three tiers of Brunello including the single vineyard Le Lucere and a Riserva produced only in exceptional vintages.