Montalcino, Siena

Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2006

Get out the thesaurus because I do not have enough adjectives to describe this wine. A similar wine to Rayas in that both wines share characteristics, which if you are being blinded, leads you to Burgundy. Has that wonderful iron fist in a velvet glove texture. Wonderful florals, and red fruit, soar out the glass like a SpaceX launch. In the mouth, the telltale structure that all great wines have. On the palate, waves of complex fruit, earth and perfectly judged acid and tannins caress your taste buds. A long layered finish that will have you shaking your head. A big thank you to the sommeliers . — 2 days ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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It leaves the mark, doesn't it?
Deborah M

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Sounds amazing.


Cerbaiona di Diego Molinari Brunello di Montalcino 2012

Wow. Incredible nose. A lesson in balance. Taut but also plush. Beautiful fruits. Loved this over the course of 2 hours at Frasca — 3 days ago

Tenuta Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

So balanced and complex. Nose shows tobacco leaf, moist loamy gravel, macerated ripe cherry, incense. Concentrated and mouthfilling, but it’s very soft and showing lots of secondary and some tertiary flavors. Such richness. Wow. Thanks to my brother for popping this! — 25 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
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Nom nom.


Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Going well at 10 years on with more life and goods to give. Another example of producer > than almost all else. Altesino continues to be a great producer that I’ve enjoyed regardless of riserva, montisoli or non-riserva and vintage. — 16 days ago

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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2006


Whoa, just peaking right now, still inky, gobs of fruit, all manner of cherry, mulberry, cranberry, brambly, leathery, a cough syrup medicinal quality… very aromatic, and the palate was really grippy, very sturdy tannins - early season cherries & spice flavors, earthy, even a minerality, just tongue saturating w/long persistent finish. Enjoyed w/roast leg of lamb — 23 days ago

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Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2017

Surprise, surprise…this is pretty brilliant. — 15 days ago

Sarah Bignami
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Tom Casagrande

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Maybe a surprise for the year, but not the producer!

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2017

Medium ruby color.
Aromas of red cherry, spice, leather.
Dry. Flavors of red fruit, raspberry, cherry, cinnamon, leather, forest floor.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
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Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2018

Medium ruby color.
Aromas of ripe red fruit.
Dry. Flavors of fresh red fruit, cherry, raspberry, cinnamon, clove. Lovely & zesty!

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 3 hours ago


Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2019


So completely different from the Rossi di Montalcino I had the night before. Dry dusty cherry and much bolder. — 21 days ago

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Romain Fitoussi

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Love sangiovese in Tuscani

Tenute Silvio Nardi

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Very nice earth and vegetation undertones. Some dried fruit flavors as well. The wine really opened up after sitting in the decanter for probably 30 to 45 minutes. Then there was some flavors of strawberry and other fruits. This went well with our one day late Mother’s Day, dinner at Las Brisas. — 22 days ago