Sant'antimo, Siena

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. — 9 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.

Sesti (Castello di Argiano)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

Aging was more advanced than I thought it would be. Browning and stronger balsamic notes. — 2 days ago

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Brunello di Montalcino 2015

2015 vintage.
Dark crimson red.
Plums, cherry, tobacco and leather aromas.
Bing cherries, cassis, mushrooms, orange peel, clove and toasted spice.
Polished tannins and bright acidity.
This wine paired very well with Matsutake Okonomiyaki.
— 14 days ago

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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.
— 19 days ago

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Tenuta Greppo (Biondi-Santi)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Pine tree, fresh cut herbs, balsam, licorice, dark red and black fruits. Medium plus body, high acid, balsamic finish. Two hour decant to shine, needs food. Underwhelmed for the price. — 4 days ago


Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

To pair with the duck 😋 — 8 days ago

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Tenuta Caparzo

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2017

Nice acidity, totally worked for thanksgiving turkey and all those unctuous sides — 5 days ago

Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2018

Medium ruby , wide pink ruby rim . Ripe , quite high toned red cherry , strawberry , mint and herbs . High strict acidity , even with the ripe red fruits, herbal touches , cedar to balance. Quite sweet tannins and ok length , nicely balanced and delicately done. Successful for the vintage though not really long term or particularly complex . Drink from now over the next 5-10 years . — 18 days ago

Tom, vinokeeno and 4 others liked this

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 . — 18 days ago

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Bacci Wines

Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Held this for 5yrs. Easily could have waited another 5+. Gave it a day of air and while delicious still a lot to unpack in this bottle. — 14 days ago

Turd Ferguson

Turd Ferguson

Tighter than a teenage boy’s butt