Perfect Drinking Time: 2015 Scopone Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

 

Famous wine critic James Suckling dropped a bombshell: When it comes to Brunello, the 2016 and 2015 vintages reign supreme. He went on saying “2015 Brunello vintage is one for the record books… some of the most cellarable wines from Italy, or any region, for many years to come.” And let's be clear, Suckling's not throwing around empty words. So, if you're on the hunt for a sublime 2015 Brunello that doesn't break the bank, be ready for a challenge, my friend!

Enter the spotlight, the 2015 Scopone Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva DOCG – an exclusive BHW direct import that almost feels too good to be true. The vineyard is also located next to and behind Cerbaiona ($200). At a jaw-dropping 40% discount (under $60/bottle), this bottle stands as one of the most enticing values in the realm of 2015 Brunellos.  Trust us, this isn't just any wine; it's an exceptional Brunello that needs to be experienced.

Coming from a long-standing winery, Scopone has a storied and intriguing history. This estate which was once a 19th-century farmhouse became a refuge for the displaced during World War II. After some ups and downs, it was finally acquired by the Genazzani in 1992. Soon it became a winery born of legend. Today, Scopone stands as a living testament to resilience and heritage, a story that captivates at every turn. Here, centuries-old traditions meld seamlessly with modern winemaking mastery. The result is a Brunello with a classic and distinctive character born of hundreds of years of regional tradition that’s elevated to excellence by state-of-the-art technology and modern winemaking.

Recently, the Minari family took over Scopone. They’re continuing the tradition and dedication to the vines that create this harmonious Brunello that’s ready to drink now but will also keep in the cellar for years to come.

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