Sangiovese

Podere San Lorenzo

Riserva Bramante Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Lyle Fass
9.2

Nose jumps out of the glass. Ripe red cherries, plum and lots of spice. Slightly roasted as well. But not dominant and might blow off. Palate is just a massive blockbuster of a Brunello. Big and bruising with luscious, high acid cherry fruit. Complex but also a clipped finish and big tannins. But this is balanced. Just needs air. Fruit is sweet and massive. There is nothing subtle here. Really fresh and energetic. For what it is it’s very nice but it’s something I’m not sure I want to drink beyond once a year. Very long. Maybe my score goes up with air.

Narrator: my score went down with air. Became more tannic and nose got more roasted. 9.4 to 9.2.
— 6 days ago

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Uccelliera

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Had this on my radar for a while and it didn’t let us down. What a wine! Rustic nose (in a positive way), and integrated taste, silky and round. Nice! — 9 days ago

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Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Ragnaie V.V. Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Brunello night continues. Another outstanding bottle that was perfect with a grilled filet at #barringersdoorco #leragnaie — 3 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 18 others liked this

Castellani

Campomaggio Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

I remember not being impressed with the first bottle I had of this, but this bottle is very nice. It’s a relatively easy-going rendition of a CCR, but with some complexity. Nose has sandalwood, ripe red berry fruit, some gravel and musky spice. In the mouth, there’s fairly concentrated ripe fruit in a very soft and flowing framework. Good length. Nice value for near-term drinking or cellaring a couple of years. — 14 days ago

Jay, Peter and 12 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 1995

Wow this was an excellent find in Roma! A perfect bottle of 95 Flaccianello - funky nose of a bit of cheese and blue fruits have way to a palate that was silky and just kept gaining intensity over the 3h it was opened - blue fruits, cedar, truffles and a touch of licorice. What a great experience on a Tuscan classic! — 7 days ago

Ira, Ericsson and 14 others liked this

Carpineto

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2017

Buongiorno from Roma and the first bottle of the trip, an excellent brunello from Carpineto. Lots of licorice, tons of fruit and great body - this is built for aging and will likely be tremendous in 10-15 years — 8 days ago

Ericsson, Charles and 5 others liked this

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Il Carisma Sangiovese 2015

Rich nose shows moist humus, toasted brown bread, rich dark berry fruit, sandstoney gravel. Dark and concentrated on the palate. Rich flavors show dark minerals, dark chocolate, graphite, but not a lot of fruit per se. lengthy finish has a lot of tannin. This could go for several more years but is very nice now. — 12 days ago

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Sharon B

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Love the decanter

Poliziano

Vigna Asinone Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2016

If I could I would give it a 9.35. This is the 4th bottle I have over several years and it keeps on evolving in a positive way. Nose is terrific and fruit, acidity and tannins are melting together. I still have 2 so probably the last one will be at peak 🤞 — 9 days ago

Charles, Brent and 12 others liked this
Alexandre Pagliano

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Love this !!

Fattoria Poggio di Sotto

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2005

The nose on this wine was insane! Fully integrated with the right balance and a long finish. Sublime birthday treat from a special friend. Cheers! #poggiodisotto — 3 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 9 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Happy birthday! Belated?
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@Severn Goodwin yes, a few days ago. Thank you!!

Casanova di Neri

Tenuta Nuova Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Totally ready, rich nose of dark cherry, velvety palate with smoke and meaty notes, cherry pie, pipe tobacco vibe. Wow. — 4 days ago

Bob, Eric and 32 others liked this