Montalcino, Siena

La Magia

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

I love this wine. So fragrant, with crushed minerally gravel and ripe but tart cherry, and resiny spice. A bit broader and more savory in the mouth than the nose would suggest, but still in total equilibrium. Full, but with enough acidity to enliven it. Perfect accompaniment to Peposo (look it up). — 4 days ago

Severn, Hermes and 11 others liked this

Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 1978

The 78 stood out for its depth, freshness & elegance showing lovely red cherry, strawberry, orange peel, savory spices & roses. My 2nd favorite of the night. — 12 days ago

Severn, Michael and 7 others liked this

Conti Costanti

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Always enjoyable. Massive bouquet on the nose. Ripe cherry blossom on the palate with medium plus acidity, lens to a long life for cellaring. Great mouth feel with longer finish. Winner — 14 days ago

Jonathan, P and 12 others liked this

Castello Romitorio

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2011

Wise, sage, Sangiovese. Old, with flashes of its youthful vibrant self. It has a brick crimson rim and soft minerals, dried fruit, leather, and cedar. Black cherries, fresh strawberries, and sweet raisin. — 5 days ago

Dawn, David and 16 others liked this

Carpineto

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

A great wine but not a great brunello. Missing the electricity but carries all the right notes. — 3 days ago

Serge, David and 4 others liked this

Il Paradiso di Manfredi

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2009

An excellent Brunello
Complex, vibrant, easy drinking, it will keep for long, but it's already on fire
An explosion when you swallow it
My style of wine
Between the few producers always worth to give it a go in Montalcino
— 14 days ago

Bob, David and 8 others liked this

Altesino

Brandy di Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

Like many of my wines, I believe this was a gift from @Sam Shepard. Not sure what I did to deserve such generosity. Perhaps all those phone calls during the Summer of ‘05. Or maybe plotting out Ozark life ‘20. At any rate, this is very good, pours a nice ruddy color. Tannins definitely grab you; mellow but present spices, and as the great — well not sure he was great but he sure was on TV a lot — Chris Berman once said, “you’re with me, leather.” (Google it.) — 19 days ago

Willie, Tony and 4 others liked this
Sam Shepard

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Dope review

Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

Soldera Dinner with vintages 1978 - 2013

Groups favorite WOTN was split between the 1988 & 1990
1st Flight 2008 - 2013 Groups favorite 2012
2nd Flight 2002 - 2006 Groups favorite 2002
3rd Flight 1997 - 2001 Groups favorite was split between the 1998 & 2000
4th Flight 1991 - 1996 Groups favorite 1993
5th Flight 1985 - 1990 Groups favorite split between the 1988 & 1990
6th Flight 1978
— 13 days ago

Alex, Ryan and 9 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Quality check on Le Raganie Brunello di Montalcino 2013 and what a showstopper, starting off a bit shy but evolves into a layered complexity with plenty of finesse, with four hours in the decanter its hard to raise your nose from the glass. Red, very vibrant fruit is backed up by dried spices and pronounced but balanced savoury complexity of forrest floor and crushed stones. A subtle volatile lift brings further complexity. Fresh palate with, fine grained tannins and a tactile sensation that brings the wine throughout its long finish. Not Brunello, its a trademark Ragnaie! — 5 hours ago

Tenuta Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Dark cherry, black olive, mint, tobacco, roses on the nose. Pretty. Punchy and dense on the palate- quite tight and tannic still. With time in the glass it’s opening up to be a really lucid and detailed wine but for now the tannins and acid are quite prominent. Excellent potential but probably worth waiting a good five years before it’s really singing — 18 days ago

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Larry Frierson

Larry Frierson

I had exactly this wine for dinner last night. I double decanted it at 1:00 pm. It as fabulous. Almost made up for the corked 06 Vilmart Rubis.
Conrad Green

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Bad luck with the champagne!
Larry Frierson

Larry Frierson

One of my favorite Roses. At a restaurant so no backup.