Orcia, Siena


Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2019

Delectable Wine

The 2019 Nobile di Montepulciano is a pleasure on the nose. Sweet spice complements raspberry and cherry aromas. Juicy acidity balances silky textures as rose-tinged red berries cascade across the palate. There’s a gentle coating of fine tannins and lovely energy as hard red candy hints fade. $25.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, November 2023) — 6 days ago

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Tenuta Greppo (Biondi-Santi)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

This is really nice
Salt first. Big tart wine with some subtle subtle flavors. Some minty basil. Some spicy clove. Some funk. Tannins linger.
But not complex. A big enjoyable Tuscan.
I like it a lot…. But the world would probably even rate it higher than me.
— 5 days ago

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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2017

Real nice, dense, Sangiovese! Lite on funk but full on flavor. Should be in the Italian rotation if available at BP. — 4 days ago

Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2020

Medium light ruby wide rose , pink rim . Fresh strawberry , raspberry , red cherry , fresh mint, cedar . Light red fruits , strawberry, raspberry, red cherry . Refreshing acidity with nice anis, cedar , herbal touch on the good finish. Slightly chalky tannins with good saline finish . Drink from now over the next 5-8 years . Enjoyable and really inviting Rosso . — a month ago

Tom, Scott@Mister and 4 others liked this


Brunello di Montalcino 2018

Nariz: cereza, ciruela, algo de pasas, regaliz, algo balsamico dulce, flores y lavanda. Bonita nariz.

Boca: Tanino M sedosos, Acidez M/M+, Alcohol M+.

Muy bueno.
— 4 days ago

Ted, Jose and 4 others liked this

Il Marroneto

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Mid Ruby/garnet in colour. Earthy aromas - freshly tilled earth, red cherry, plum skins, menthol, leather and liquorice. The medium weight palate shows savoury cherry, spice and liquorice with fine persistent tannins. Drinking at its peak but will stay at this level for another 5 plus years. A brilliant match with pappardelle pasta, lamb, fresh basil and Parmesan (thanks Georgie). This wine was a treat, from an excellent year for Brunello - wish I had a few more bottles. — 17 days ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

As always, fantastic tasting notes.
Great choice on the food pairing.
Bob McDonald

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Thanks Jamie. When the wine is stellar like this was, the notes come easy.

Tenuta Col d'Orcia

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2018

A very nice Sangiovese! On a cruise on an Italian ship. It works well! — 21 hours ago

Tenuta Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

[Tasted on December 3, 2023 at Santo in Nashville]

Ripe cherry and plum fruit, with licorice, tobacco and earth. Muscular and well balanced. Excellent Brunello.
— 4 days ago

Ericsson, Joe and 2 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Ming L

The nose starts off with gentle and persistent dried herbs, leather, incense, and light barnyard. After about an hour decant, beautiful bright yet ripe fruits emerge. The palate is luscious and seamless with fresh acidic spin. Silky tannins lead to a lingering finish.
Drinking beautifully now. No need to wait.
— 5 days ago

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Ming L

Ming L

@Tom Casagrande it was indeed delicious! Have a great weekend.

Pertimali (Livio Sassetti)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2008

Popped and poured; enjoyed with Wednesday night dinner of leftover ragu and tagliatelle. The 2008 Pertimali BdM, pours a deep ruby color with a nearly opaque, turbid core progressing out to a more orangish color with a watery rim. Medium+ viscosity with very light staining of the tears and signs of fine sediment (hence the turbidity). On the nose, the wine is vinous with notes of ripe and desiccated cherry, curaçao, black tea, leather, porchini, Italian herbs, dusty earth, and spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins and medium+ acid. The tannins are completely integrated at this point. Full-bodied. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and satisfying; and a sublime accompaniment to our meal. The 2008 is in a really great place right now (if you appreciate mature wines) and should maintain for at least a few years. Drink by 2028.
— a month ago

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