Tenute Silvio Nardi 2015 Manachiara Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Tuscany Italy

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97 Points Tasting Panel - Second generation producer Emilia Nardi oversees the 45-year-old Sangiovese Grosso vines in the vineyard for which this wine is named. It’s berry-forward, with aromas of cherry liqueur and dark chocolate that work themselves into the muscular palate with verve. Plum, cinnamon, and espresso mingle with spiced earth.

96 Points James Suckling - There’s real finesse and focus to this red with floral, berry and wet-earth undertones on the nose and palate. Full body, integrated tannins and a long and focused finish. Shows a linear and precise palate. Excellent. Drink now or hold.

95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Tenute Silvio Nardi farms some very interesting vineyard sites on the northern side of the appellation. Of these sites, the Manachiara vineyard is very distinctive. Cool nighttime temperatures and diurnal shifts add to the sharpness and definition of this pretty wine. From a warm vintage, the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigneto Manachiara benefits from its cool microclimate. The bouquet opens to wild rose and cherry, but there is a unique mineral tone that recalls slate or crushed granite. Subtle spice and milled white pepper give length and complexity to this beautifully balanced Brunello. This is a terrific wine from the lovely 2015 vintage. Rating: 95+

94 Points Wine Spectator - Rich and dense, featuring sweet, ripe black cherry, plum and earth flavors. The immediate gratification is swept away by dense and muscular, yet refined, tannins. The sweet fruit returns on the long finish. Best from 2023 through 2040.

92 Points Decanter - The Manachiara vineyard is in the eastern reaches of Montalcino. Its name, which translates as 'clear morning', references the morning sun which bathes the southeast-facing plot. With altitudes reaching 450 metres, this warm site is tempered by refreshing breezes and cool nights. The 2015 demonstrates the power and concentration typical of this cru along with the ripe fruit of the vintage. It is still reserved and the palate slightly oak-driven. Nevertheless this is polished and finishes with enticing iron-like nuances. Needs some time to come together. Drinking Window 2022 - 2032

90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Ripe berry, dark spice, coconut and toasted notes form the nose. The full-bodied is palate is shy on fruit richness, evoking dried cherry, star anise and roasted coffee bean alongside dense, close-grained tannins that leave a drying close. Drink 2022–2027.

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