Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

2016 opened December 2023. Drying cement on the nose. Really! I bet you never heard that description before! Initially, I couldn’t put a finger on it. The bouquet reminded me of something from my past. It wasn’t tobacco; it wasn’t earthy; it wasn’t leather. Then realized it’s the smell you encounter at a construction site after they pour a cement slab. That brought back memories! Other than fresh lumber drying cement was my favorite smell. 

Cassis on the front. The tannins are sort of watery, but there’s a lot of low menthol notes and high red clay notes which kick in on the mid palate that keep this wine from being boring. It has a long tart mineral finish that makes up for the weak tannic structure on mid palate. The pleasure of its finish outweighs its mundane opening. I’ll give this wine a 9.2 rating. The finish is 9.5. The nose is unique and it kicks off old memories for me, so I’ll give the nose and 9.5. The fruit on the front is OK, and I’ll give that an 8.8. The tannins aren’t very complex, and I’ll give those an 8.8. That averages out to 9.15. I rounded it up to 9.2.
— 6 months ago

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Riserva Podere Pian di Conte Brunello di Montalcino 1990

Nicole Hakli

Winner. Only made in best vintages from single vineyard Peretaio. 🏅🏅🏅 — 8 years ago

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Trefolo Toscana IGT

En este vino se siente la fuerza de la tierra Toscana. Todo lo que merece un vino de calidad, de gran cuerpo y bouquet. Es excelente. — 9 years ago

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Pian di Conte Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Fantastic wine. Stunning bouquet of red fruit. And bouquet. Raspberry, leather. Tobacco, and lilac on the bouquet. Raspberry and coffee on the palate. Medium bodied, well balanced. Simply excellent. The tannins were all smoothed out. — 6 months ago


Rispollo Rosso

Jeff Stewart

Brachs Carmel Taffy hint if raspberry and orange. — 6 years ago


Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2007

I don't really think often of 8 year old Rosso di Montalcino. That said, when you have a producer like Talenti which makes classically styled wines with deep fruit & structure, a little bottle age is a real reward. — 8 years ago

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speedy duncan

speedy duncan

Spent an afternoon with the lad in'07, he is genius traditionalist
Anthony Lombardi

Anthony Lombardi

@speedy duncan - very cool. I think it says everything about a producer that a modest RDM shows so beautifully with a little bottle age.


Trentennale Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2011

Always nice to have a reminder of what a slightly older Brunello can be. Great pairing with pork chops with a lot of fennel. Might have guessed nebbiolo from the color, but the deep fruit and light dusty tannins really demonstrate what this is. — 4 years ago

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Pian di Conte Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2004

Excellent. I always find myself liking what Talenti does. This was in a perfect place. Bit of decaying leaf on the nose but the palate was fresh and vibrant with deep fruit and excellent acid. Mouth filling and delicious. — 6 years ago

Azienda Agricola La Torre

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2009

Delicious. More earthy than the '08 Talenti. — 9 years ago


Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2008

Dark garnet color. Nose of red and dried fruits (raisins, apricots), leather, fin spices and a hint of oak. On the palate it is quite enjoyable now and silky even if its structure can be felt. Dry fruits, leather, tobacco, old wood, a touch of spices and a good length. Beautiful wine that ask to be paired with grilled meat. Excellent (90)

Drank from a half bottle

Made of Sangiovese. Aged 30 months in 18 and 26hl oak barrels, with a small percentage in 500l barrels, then a year in bottle before hitting the shelves. Alcohol level of 14%
— 9 years ago