Brunello di Montalcino, Sesti, Castello di Argiano 2017

IR04717
A fantastic, complex wine with blackberries, loganberries, herbs and spices on the nose, the palate is even richer with fine tannins and a savoury note of black truffle.
£72.00 per bottle
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Producer Sesti - Castello di Argiano
Type Red
ABV 14.5%
Bottle Size 75 cl
Country Italy
Region Italy
Area Tuscany
Sub Area Montalcino
Style Full-bodied
Vintage 2017
Major Grape Sangiovese/Brunello
Grapes 100% Sangiovese
Drinking Guide Drink or Keep
More Features Environmentally Friendly
Food Match Pork Casserole
Notes Environmentally-Friendly, Vegetarian, Vegan
Press Reviews

Undoubtedly, overexcited wine commentators who have given the 2016 vintage of this wine a cricket score will mark this gentlemanly 2017 down because it is civilised, cultured, impeccably tailored and not as shouty, muscular preening as the preceding vintage. Of course, I, too, like the 2016, and it will blossom in 5-8 years, but I must impress on you that this 2017 is jaw-droppingly delicious right now, and I cannot think of another five-year-old wine from this region that has this degree of class, composure and deliciousness. It is a classic case of a starry year overshadowing a quieter, more sensual and more emotionally engaging vintage.
Matthew Jukes, MoneyWeek and Wednesday Wines podcast, 13th April 2022

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Across almost all of the country the 2020 vintage is looking very good indeed with ripe fruit and lovely aromatics. A classic if not straight forward vintage 2019 has delivered some excellent wines but in smaller quantity. Overall, the results are very good in 2018, though a warm wet early summer led to disease pressures in many parts of the country. The North East, home to Prosecco amongst others did particularly well; so too did Tuscany and Piedmont but yields are a little down in some estates. 2017 saw a small crop of excellent wines; spring frosts and a later heatwave nicknamed ‘Lucifer’ reduced yields, but you’ll find good results on the whole with excellent results in Piedmont. Yields were down in 2016 but quality is high, Piedmont and Tuscany at least as good as 2015. 2015 is generally an excellent vintage across Italy, perhaps reds having the edge over whites. A year that necessitated a lot of work in the vineyards due to the rains, 2014 has produced some surprisingly good results with elegant fresh wines across the country. The long, cool growing season of 2013 produced aromatic, well-balanced wines, whilst 2012 showed particularly well in Tuscany and in sheltered sites in Piedmont. A warm growing season in 2011 gave powerful wines with ripe tannins in contrast to the cooler season of 2010 which gave fresher wines for mid-term drinking. 2009 was another warm year with higher alcohol, ripe tannins and good aromatics.

Undoubtedly, overexcited wine commentators who have given the 2016 vintage of this wine a cricket score will mark this gentlemanly 2017 down because it is civilised, cultured, impeccably tailored and not as shouty, muscular preening as the preceding vintage. Of course, I, too, like the 2016, and it will blossom in 5-8 years, but I must impress on you that this 2017 is jaw-droppingly delicious right now, and I cannot think of another five-year-old wine from this region that has this degree of class, composure and deliciousness. It is a classic case of a starry year overshadowing a quieter, more sensual and more emotionally engaging vintage.
Matthew Jukes, MoneyWeek and Wednesday Wines podcast, 13th April 2022

 

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