Dark and savory in the glass, the 2019 Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Drago lifts up with a bouquet of grilled herbs, exotic spices, ashen stones and dried wild berries. It s soft and enveloping, yet there’s an energy within. Zesty acidity motivates its tart red fruits, all underscored by a salty core of minerality. This finishes long and staining with a coating of grippy tannins, yet is still remarkably fresh. Rosy inner florals linger. The textures here are stunning, as is the 2019’s spry personality. This was fermented using 100% whole clusters.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2040
Lustrous deep ruby. Rich raspberry. Intense nose with chalky, minerally hints and a smoky touch. Lots of sweet juicy raspberry fruit on the palate and coating tannins. Deserves more time.
James Suckling 97
Berry aromas with fresh herbs, such as lemon grass and basil, from the mostly whole-berry fermentation. Lots of fresh flowers, too. Medium body with a solid core of fruit and very fine tannins that are polished and beautifully curated. Lovely presence and harmony. So drinkable now, but even better in 2027.