94 James Suckling - Aromas of plums and berries with hints of flowers and cedar follow through to a full body with firm and silky tannins that are integrated and polished. Shows beauty and balance.
92 Vinous - Deep red with a garnet rim. Perfumed, showy nose of violet, cherry cola and pungent spices. Then juicy and penetrating, with firm, harmonious acidity giving the sweet red cherry and mint flavors good clarity and cut. Finishes with smooth tannins, excellent persistence and impeccable balance. This is a very good showing; well done.
90 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - The La Lecciaia 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers loads of Sangiovese brightness with tart cherry, raspberry and dried blueberry. Those forest berry notes are followed by soft earthy tones, along with tobacco and spice, making it a pleasant pairing with a Tuscan pasta dish of wild boar or rabbit, perhaps with some herbs from your own garden. This affordable Brunello avoids the trappings of a warm vintage. Instead, it presents a very polished and linear personality that underlines its accessibility and easygoing elegance.
La Lecciaia purchased by Mauro Pacini in 1983, transformed and equipped with the most advanced winemaking techniques, is a young farm but with full respect for the ancient traditions of Brunello di Montalcino.
Located in the Vallafrico area bordering the oldest and most prestigious farms of Montalcino, where the particular position, the structure of the land and the goodness of the microclimate have allowed in the past the birth of the prestigious Brunello wine.
It covers 60 hectares including woods, olive groves and 15 hectares of vineyards of which more than half are registered for the production of Brunello. The rest are dedicated to the production of other wines with exceptional structure, character and flavor.