Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino 2018 is a red wine that epitomizes the excellence of the Brunello di Montalcino appellation, showcasing the distinctive characteristics of the Sangiovese grape in this renowned Tuscan region. As it pours into the glass, it reveals a deep and alluring garnet color, indicating both depth and potential complexity.
The aromatic profile is a captivating ensemble of red fruits, with cherries, raspberries, and possibly red currants playing a prominent role. Subtle floral notes, hints of spice, and a touch of earthiness contribute to the wine's aromatic richness. On the palate, Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino 2018 delivers a full-bodied and well-structured experience.
Expressive and beautifully pure, the 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino offers a gorgeous, sweet perfume of perfectly ripe raspberry eau de vie, crushed roses, delicate baking spice, and well-integrated cedar spice. It is medium-bodied, though it is generous and round with fruit in a long arch, fine tannins, and a soft, stony, mineral texture. Polished with more ripe raspberry, oolong tea, and fresh thyme, it is approachable now but will certainly improve over the next 15-20 years. Best After 2023
I like the savory olive, oregano and iodine undertones to the sour cherry and plum fruit. Baking spices, too. Fresh and layered with very finely-knit tannins, bright acidity and a medium to full body. It’s all in balance.
Released in numbered bottles, the Le Chiuse 2018 Brunello di Montalcino (a certified organic wine with fruit sourced from across six hectares) shows punchy and bright aromas that recall dried grape skins or fermentation aromas. It suggests an open or immediate personality. There is a pleasant rawness or authenticity presented here with black cherry, plum, blue flower, cola and rusty nail. This is a true expression from a warm vintage that delivers mid-weight texture and well-managed tannins. It concludes with a hint of sweet cherry liqueur.
A youthful, densely structured red, revealing ripe cherry, strawberry, white pepper, tobacco and iron notes. Despite bearing gruff tannins now, this expressive red shows equilibrium and fine length. Changes quickly in the glass.