From the Winery
“A fantastic buy in Brunello di Montalcino from Mastrojanni. First established in 1975, the award winning Mastrojanni has become one of the most well-respected Montalcino producers. 2015 was not only a great year for wine throughout the whole of Europe but is being called the best vintage ever for Brunello di Montalcino!”
The wine with a deep and intense color, result of a generous summer, opens in a wide and visceral sip with overlapping of fragrance of plum and red fruits, notes of tobacco, shaded by a puff of leather and chocolate. In an elegant and enveloping mouth, the dense and compact tannin gives the impulse for an inviting, long and savory finish.
97 Points James Suckling – “Wow. What a gorgeous Brunello with complex and beautiful aromas and flavors of cherries, flowers, walnuts and berries. It’s full-bodied, yet so polished and refined with soft, creamy tannins that are long and linear at the end. It goes on for minutes. Drinkable now, but better in 2022.”
94+ Points Robert Parker – “The Mastrojanni 2015 Brunello di Montalcino has a succulent or meaty quality that adds to the overall intensity of the wine. You get rich fruit, baking spice and even a touch of rum cake. The wine is dark and velvety in appearance, and the mouthfeel is robust and concentrated. I love the full-bodied appeal and power of this wine. It has seamlessly captured the spirit of the vintage. Its approach is immediate, and you can enjoy this wine without waiting too much longer. The mouthfeel is lean, snappy and smooth. Fruit comes from a 14.4-hectare vineyard with south-facing exposures and clay soils with lots of broken rock shards.”
94 Points Antonio Galloni – “Mastrojanni’s 2015 Brunello di Montalcino presents a complex, dark, and earthy display of ripe black cherries that gives way to dusty, dried florals, spice box, crushed stone and hints of animal musk. On the palate, silky textures and pure Sangiovese fruit collect beneath resonating earth tones, all supported by a web of minerals and tannin. The finish is long and youthfully structured, yet the wine maintains terrific freshness.”
93 Points Wine Spectator – “Round and supple, with good cut framing the cherry, plum, loam, iron and saline flavors. Tightly wound and firm, featuring ripe fruit, mineral and earth notes that linger. Elegant and complex. Best from 2022 through 2040. 120 cases imported.”
91 Points Wine Enthusiast – “Forest floor, scorched earth, grilled herb and exotic spice aromas form the nose. On the full-bodied palate, firm fine-grained tannins accompany dried black cherry, orange zest, licorice and a hint of coconut before a warm, rather lean black-tea finish. Drink after 2025.”