Sangiovese

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Pianrosso Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

Last bottle. Bought a case of this a while back. Someone really needs to give me pointers as to how to refrain from depleting my wine cooler.

As you may know, I love this winemaker. The 2012 is a bit more rigid than the 2010, but it's still dynamite. This bottle clearly could have been left alone for a long while.

There is a hint of spruce on the very top of the nose which rapidly gives way to cocoa, coffee, faint vanilla, and a hint of cherry. On the palate, the chocolate persists (mix with tea and tobacco) nicely and ends with still quite firm tannins. Medium long finish.

Other Ciacci wines with a little age have been better, but this is still an excellent bottle of wine.

93 points
— 8 days ago

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Terralsole

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2008

Garnet color with secondary hues of orange. Strong tearing. Nose of Boysenberry, molasses, anise, saddle leather, smoked meat, vanilla, peat, mushroom, and earth. Palate offers lively acidity and spice, heat, and strong tannins. — 6 days ago

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Valdicava

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Just showing beautifully last night. Layers of dark fruit & spices all across the nose & palate. For such a powerful wine, the weight on the palate is practically ethereal. A true classic, and a great vintage. — 9 days ago

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Casanova di Neri

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

My last ‘12. Established in 1971 when Giovanni Neri acquired a large estate in Montalcino. My Wow Wines! Aged for almost 4 years on oak, 100% Sangiovese. Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits, oak and spice. Full-bodied wine with medium+ acidity, fine developed smooth tannins with elegance & finesse. Ripe fruit flavors of cherry & strawberry, complex with notes of cacao, tobacco, toasty & earthiness on the long finish. Very nice, sorry it’s my last bottle. — 9 days ago

Shay, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Poggio il Castellare

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2005

David T
9.3

@Plate & Bottle Summer Dinner.

Main Course, Beef Skirt Steak, Roasted Tomato, Artichoke, Potato Mousseline. Steak has mash potato, roasted tomato relish, lemony artichoke purée with a smokey component.

Hedy is an amazingly, creative Chef.

Superb food & the wine pairing doesn’t suck as a friend of mine is famous for saying.

Photos of the evening at our friends Jeff & Hedy.

— 9 days ago

Ryan, P and 17 others liked this

Castello di Gabbiano

Bellezza Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2012

Much improved from 8 months ago but ideally needs more time to integrate further.
Traditional style. Cherry, leather, a bit of earth, and subtle floral flavors.
Drank with pork milanese and risotto. Very good!
— 7 days ago

Dr., David and 2 others liked this

Citra

Terre di Chieti Sangiovese

This bargain Sangiovese is a lightweight wine with an appealing nose and palate. Aromas of cherry and raspberry are fresh and cheery. The red fruit flavors are bright and natural, owing to stainless steel vinification and aging. No oak. The finish pales quickly, but it’s an enjoyable sip. — 5 days ago

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Argiano

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Argiano always such a jewel in great years, and this one has finally emerged from an awkward spell. Floral and dry as a bone, seamless, great purity and notes of sweet oak and sour cherry. Ready to go with a 45 min decant, years ahead though. — 2 days ago

Hugh, P and 17 others liked this

Palazzina Le Macioche

Le Macioche Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Ordered from Bottega list. Dark ruby. Almost opaque. Rich fruit nose. Strong. Notes of black cherry, intense cranberries, some tar and dark earth. Really big in the mouth. Drinkable now. Good showing. — 7 days ago

LM, Alex and 6 others liked this

La Fortuna

Giobi Brunello di Montalcino

2010 La Fortuna Giobi is amazing! Cork out 2.5 hrs before,. This brunello is spectacular! Long finish. — 3 days ago

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