Montalcino, Siena

Argiano

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Hey, Brunello!

๐ŸทThis Sangiovese-based wine was a lovely complement to roasted pork shoulder on toast from @barlagrassa

๐Ÿ‘ This wine is medium ruby.

๐Ÿ‘ƒ On the nose this wine has medium intensity of developing aromas including notes of blackberry bramble, plum, fig, black cherry, anise, licorice, fennel, white pepper, leather, clove, nutmeg, cedar, and earth.

๐Ÿ‘„ On the palate this wine is dry, it has medium(+) acidity, a full body, high alcohol, medium(+) tannins and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. It has a medium(+) finish.

In sum, this is a delicious wine with a strong structure and great concentration of aromas and flavors. It could benefit with further aging to fully integrate all dimensions and add complexity.

Argiano, Brunello di Montalcino, vintage 2015, ABV 14%.
โ€” 2 days ago

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Casanova di Neri

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Aged in oak barrels for about 30 months, deep Ruby with rich ripe berry fruit aromas and hints of earthy floral scents. On the palate flavors of ripe black cherry, plum and blackberry fruit with complex herb spice, licorice, tobacco and cacao. Lively acidity with fine tannins, toasty oak notes take this wine to a rich long finish ending with a savory earthy mineral character. Outstanding. โ€” 10 days ago

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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Beast.

Oak. Leather. A bit of cigar.

Itโ€™s fantastic right now.

I can only imagine in another decade.

2015 is magical.
โ€” 5 hours ago

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Armatura

Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Urban Wines of Sweden has somehow cojnured up this BdM and called it Armatura. If anyone knows more, please enlighten me. 36 mo on barrel and 12 in bottle, 14% alc. The wine is clear and dark red in color; nose is clearly Sangiovese but with more dried red fruit (almost ripasso-esque) including both strawberries and dark cherries, spices, chocolate, and mineral hints; taste is subdued and mild with fine tannins, but elegant fruity with nougat, lemon-pepper. Overall seems well made but with a structure better suited for early drinking than long-term storage. โ€” 14 hours ago

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Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

As far as I know the grapes come from Pietranera...
Martin Bergo

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Thanks Anthony. So, they come from close to the town. Have you tried it?
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

I didnโ€™t try it yet. But I guess these are declassified grapes for own production so they sell it to third parties since they still can be bottled as Brunello di Montalcino. And this without having their name attached to it...Without taking a position, your scoring makes me believe this is the case

Voliero

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

Black pepper. Bright. More acid. Full pallet. Less fruit forward than expected but maybe due to high elevation. Nice wine. โ€” a day ago

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Stella di Campalto Podere San Giuseppe

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Dinner with a fellow Chevalier after waiting out the full regime of vaccinations...notes possibly, scores honestly. โ€” 7 days ago

Andrew, Bob and 28 others liked this

Altesino

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2004

On the nose old Cohiba leaf and cherry stems. Completely resolved and beautifully broad, elements of cherry pit, dried red fruit, candied cherry and dark chocolate all combine beautifully to a finish that veers towards Bordeaux. Long, dry and smooth finish. Outstanding. A few years left to the beginning of the end. โ€” an hour ago

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Tenuta Il Poggione

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2011

Aged in French oak barrels for about 36 months, produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes, picked by hand from 20-year old vines. Deep Ruby with concentrated ripe red fruit aromas and complex floral spice scents. On the palate, this outstanding full-bodied wine shows flavors of cherry and dark berry fruit, layered spices, cinnamon, tobacco & cacao, well integrated. Savory, smooth tannins, smoky oak notes, long rich finish. Drinking well, still has room to age. Outstanding! Tasting Sample. โ€” 11 days ago

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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Pianrosso Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Drinking perfectly. Leather, dusty cherries, licorice on the nose. Tart cherry on the palate with great acidity. Paired with chicken. โ€” 11 hours ago

Jamie, Alex and 6 others liked this

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Luce della Vite Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2014

Schaweineteuer aber jeden Cent wert, Vatertagsschoppen mit Bro Nielson โ€” 2 days ago

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