Sangiovese

Altesino

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

Woa....WAY beyond our expectations! You expect a great Brunello from these guys, I get it, but if you can find a 2001 someplace that's been cellared well, BUY IT! Spectacularly smooth, with Dark fruit of blackberries, a touch of spice and one of those bottles that go in the VERY memorable category. 30 plus second finish, and absolutely caught it at its peak. I just can't express how good, and timely opening this bottle is. Bought at the winery in 2013 and shipped back......only one we had. Maybe the best bottle I've had this year....ya, that kind of memorable. — 3 days ago

Mike RettkeMichael Mathews
with Mike and Michael
Kirk, Carl and 4 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Ragnaie V.V. Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
9.4

A near complete wine with depth of fruit, severe yet sweet tannins, deep minerality and cherry infused acidity. Drinking well already given extended decanting but best from 2020. — 6 days ago

Shawn, Greg and 7 others liked this

Tenuta Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2003

Dark red fruits, sweet & ripe style with leather, tobacco & spice. Better with time in the decanter to open & shed some it’s tannin structure. — 12 days ago

Neal, Jeff and 21 others liked this

Madonna Nera

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Orange peel and tar, this is light to midweight Brunello is quite satisfying to drink now. Needed a short while to open up to be tasty, if uncomplicated, and perfectly acceptable for a low key night in. The 2010 vintage is so good for Brunello. This wine probably speaks to the fact that any bottle from that year will be perfectly acceptable. — 9 days ago

Trixie, Bill and 1 other liked this

Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Fornace Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
9.6

Big wine in terms of structure and still nowhere ready, but from 2022 it will be majestic. Its deep core of spice, great fruit and chalky earth flavours are beautifully framed by serious grip and fresh acidity. — 6 days ago

Shawn, Greg and 9 others liked this

Castello Romitorio

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

An unusually voluptuous Rosso. (Probably should have arranged for @Bill Bender to have “arranged” the photo.) Rich, ripe dark cherry syrup scents with tilled soil and foresty spice. Earthy, soft, and mouthfilling, but it’s good good acidity for freshness. Only quibble is that it finished a tad short, but for a value Rosso, I’m not caring that much. — 16 days ago

Severn, Colin and 10 others liked this
Bill Bender

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I like to “arrange” and drink voluptuous @Tom Casagrande

B Cellars

Napa Valley Sangiovese 2014

Not as dense as the venge version, which is mountain fruit beefed up by charbono skins. This is more typical sangio, with good spice and sweet bright fruit. Fun wine. Very rich. Prefer this over the b zin, which was a bit cloying. — 7 days ago

Eric, Shay and 19 others liked this

Valdicava

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2001

Dark scarlet ruby. Almost opaque. Nice perfume with notes of blackberries, rose petals, hickory and a little menthol. Very big in the mouth. Lots of fruit with plenty of structure to match. Very nice. — 5 days ago

Laura, Eric and 17 others liked this

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Castel Giocondo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

Super complex wine. Very young but approachable. Need hours of decanting. A steal @$36.99 — 12 hours ago

Phil, Paul and 4 others liked this

Tenute Silvio Nardi

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Terrific Brunello from Silvio Nardi. Nose is classic italian sangiovese with aromas of dried cherries wrapped in a great earthiness. Just screams Italy. Much softer on the palate than I was expecting - not sure if 2010 was a warmer than average vintage or if the wine was stored at a slightly higher temp - but it’s all good because this was really approachable with minimal time in the glass. Went incredibly well with the spaghetti and waygu-beef meatballs at an understated but very good Italian restaurant at The Palazzo! — 19 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Eric, Ira and 11 others liked this