Sangiovese

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). — 6 days ago

Severn, Hermes and 11 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. — 8 days ago

Dawn, David and 16 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese 2006

Huge identity
Supertuscan from Castelnuovo Berardenga made with only sangiovese
Earthy, irony, floral
Depth and softness
At peak I'd say
2006 is a spectacular vintage a bit everywhere in Italy
— 14 days ago

Marc, Keith and 8 others liked this

Martina (Sassa)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2006

Good vintage. Well put together, consistent tapestry — 17 hours ago

Jeff OrlowskiJoe Roth
with Jeff and Joe
David, Eric and 1 other liked this

Poliziano

Asinone Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2016

Started of as a bar of steel, an armed fortress. Too tannic and closed. After a couple of hours the first lines of defense dropped and it started to reveal its red fruit as well as balsamic and menthol notes. Pencil shaving too. If you have any put them in a forgotten corner of your cellar as this upcoming star will need quite some time. — 8 days ago

"Odedi", Bob and 7 others liked this

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
— 15 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! — 3 days ago

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Azienda Agraria Lisini

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Ron R
9.3

Tightly wound. Notes of leather and spice box meld with maraschino cherries and hints of bell peppers. Tannins are prominent, but add weight to what is an excellent showing. Needs more cellar time... — 2 days ago

Mo SalemAnne-marie Beausejour
with Mo and Anne-marie
Rob, Paul and 35 others liked this
Michael Meyer

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That’s the ‘10 vintage asserting itself
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Michael, I agree. It dominated last night. As I recall, it didn’t cost me a king’s ransom, either!

Carpineto

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

A great wine but not a great brunello. Missing the electricity but carries all the right notes. — 5 days ago

Serge, David and 4 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. — 14 days ago

Severn, Michael and 7 others liked this