Castello di Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino Gualto Riserva 2015
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Castello di Camigliano|
Sleek and linear in profile, this red offers intense strawberry, raspberry, rose and wild herb flavors, with flourishes of mineral and tobacco. Solidly built, this leaves a long, resonant aftertaste of fruit, mineral and spice notes. Distinctive for its bright red fruit flavors. Best from 2024 through 2045. 350 cases made, 100 cases imported. — BS
Offering ripeness and texture, the Camigliano 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Gualto is a fun and accessible wine. The bouquet is very expressive, even at this young stage. I got a charge out of those shifting aromas of dark fruit, ripe cherry, rosemary essence and a touch of eucalyptus oil that lift from the bouquet. Those balsam herb aromas are well defined, and they always appear with the prettiest intensity in the warmer vintages like 2015. Riserva Gualto shows good structure and enough acidity to keep those fruit flavors fresh and bright.
Subtle aromas recalling camphor, scorched earth and new leather emerge from the glass. Rounded and juicy, the immediate palate offers raspberry jam, hazelnut and roasted coffee bean framed in compact, polished tannins. Best through 2025.
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Gualto from Camigliano shows a mix of wild strawberry, sage, leather and moist earth, with a hint of sweet spice that comes forward over time. It's silky and savory in the mouth, balancing red berries with tactile salty mineral tones and slow-mounting tannins which come forward toward the close. While balanced, clean and with a classically structured finale, I simply don't find the depth here to warrant extended cellaring.