Orcia, Siena

Stella di Campalto Podere San Giuseppe

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2008

This was my first bottle i tasted from Stella and i remember comparing it to an Echezeaux, but it has gone nwxt level up in body and complexity
I know it's a Rosso, but it feels like a huge Brunello with extra power.
Rasperry, leather, balsamic and licorice which are what you look for in a Brunello..plus wild strawberries, white plums, blood orange and nectarines...black truffle, cola, bay leaves, cardamom and soy sauce..and more trust me...in the mouth it's a refined sangiovese grosso vibrant, in tension and super enjoyable.
Had a little bruise on the label and didn't make it to the auction...
Sublime..made me so happy
At peak and perhaps also for many more years too
— 3 days ago

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Azienda Agraria Lisini

Ugolaia Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

Great Brunello. Right in the beginning of its sweet spot. Fragrant nose gives way to sweet vibrant black fruit with subtle hints of Tuscan sun and rich tobacco. Medium plus acidity and lingering finish. Just delightful — 4 days ago

Josh, David and 9 others liked this

Tenuta Caparzo

Vigna La Casa Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Needs a few more years - even after a 4 hour decant this is a bit foreboding. Beautifully integrated fruit, completely refined, nice 13.5 alcohol (even in 2015!), really a delicious wine. — 11 days ago

Jason, Severn and 1 other liked this

Azienda Agraria Lisini

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Past notes apply, but let's go through the motions. Decanted for 45 minutes. Nose: Tobacco, pine needles, soil, and a cherry base. Deep ruby in color, medium plus bodied, medium plus alcohol, medium acidity. More red cherry emerges on the palate, and pipe tobacco... More precisely, my dad's Captain Black from the 1980s. Taste not quite as complex as the smell. Finish is medium. Tannins are perfectly centered. This just misses my 94 point threshold.

93 points
— 18 days ago

Matt, Byron and 14 others liked this


Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2017

Nose has black cherry compote, recently sanded cedar, muddy garden soil and wet green herbals.

Palate has partially dried black cherry, blackberry, over-ripe black currant, crushed slate, medium tannins show this wine is still youthful.

A delicious wine showing lovely concentration and aromatics, rustic in style but high-minded as well. Drinking fantastic tonight, likely much better 2024+, might be hard to keep the remaining corks sealed for that long...

Decanted 3H.
— 10 days ago

Vanessa, Pooneet and 25 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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@Pooneet K Not sure why I didn't buy any '18's on this Rosso... 🤷‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
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Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Dark cherry with some rim gradation. Dark cherry, blueberries, leather,cedar and spice Balanced acid and soft tannins. In a lovely spot! 4* — 2 days ago

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Fattoria La Gerla

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Old school style, 2015 vintage. Brush cherry eucalyptus cigar box tightly wound upon opening. — 2 days ago

Alex, Jamie and 3 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2017

Performs way above its DOC. Complex nose of intense, winey cherries, loads of crushed rock-infused gravel, brambly notes, and roasted green herbs. Mouthfilling, soft, zingy with acids and minerality. Really fun. Will last and even improve over the next few years, which is kind of unusual for a Rosso D. — 4 days ago

Sharon, Severn and 19 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

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Oooh, I luff their wines.

Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera

Case Basse Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2005

A wine I have had many times but my 1st time having it next to the Poggio Sotto. The Soldera is a completely different Brunello showing lots of cherry, strawberry fruits, leather, spice with floral tones in an elegant & silky style, complex & layered that reminds me of what Burlotto’s Monvigliero is to Barolo. Always a Burgundy lovers Brunello! — 14 days ago

Lyle, Ira and 14 others liked this


Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Deep, dark and structured Brunello. Drinking very well but would be interesting to follow. Some interesting depth but taking second place to the fruit right now. — 7 days ago

Peter, Byron and 8 others liked this