Albatreti

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.113 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Medium garnet red with brick edges. Layered nose with earthy notes, tart red cherries, purple floral notes, a touch stinky and tobacco. Firm medium tannins (6.5/10), balanced acidity and medium bodied. Great palate with notes of dried cherries, earthy, and truffles. Red fruit beefed up with air. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2026.

Medium garnet red with brick edges. Layered nose with earthy notes, tart red cherries, purple floral notes, a touch stinky and tobacco. Firm medium tannins (6.5/10), balanced acidity and medium bodied. Great palate with notes of dried cherries, earthy, and truffles. Red fruit beefed up with air. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2026.

Jul 8th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Garnet red with bricking on the edges with a moderate intensity. Complex and layered nose starting off with some soft red cherries, damp leaves, earthy, tobacco, clay, savory and a little dirty. Fruit got a little more intense with air. Dark red cherries, earthy and mushrooms on the palate. Moderate tannins (6/10) with great acidity (6/10) and beautifully balanced. Medium plus body. Dry and covered in cherries in the long finish. Drank over a two hour period, only wish we had grabbed more than a bottle! Drink till 2026.

Garnet red with bricking on the edges with a moderate intensity. Complex and layered nose starting off with some soft red cherries, damp leaves, earthy, tobacco, clay, savory and a little dirty. Fruit got a little more intense with air. Dark red cherries, earthy and mushrooms on the palate. Moderate tannins (6/10) with great acidity (6/10) and beautifully balanced. Medium plus body. Dry and covered in cherries in the long finish. Drank over a two hour period, only wish we had grabbed more than a bottle! Drink till 2026.

Sep 21st, 2016
Perry Riddle

Acid driven

Acid driven

Mar 20th, 2016
Merritt Santino Raül Gilé

Wine #2 in the blind tasting. Thought it was a valpolicella. Yeah. I am super bad at this. Mellow at first then opened up. Really enjoyed this one.

Wine #2 in the blind tasting. Thought it was a valpolicella. Yeah. I am super bad at this. Mellow at first then opened up. Really enjoyed this one.

May 19th, 2016
Giacomo Giunipero

Blind tasting w/ Signore Gile. Needed some air to start to show.

Blind tasting w/ Signore Gile. Needed some air to start to show.

May 19th, 2016
Paul Henderson

Lighter side, cherry, tobacco, low acidity with nice tannic finish

Lighter side, cherry, tobacco, low acidity with nice tannic finish

Dec 30th, 2015
Aravind A

Decanted. Needed about 15 min air. Beautiful nose with caramelized orange peel, asian spice, and some minty herbal notes. On the palate, very immediate, with juicy acidity, loads of black raspberry and a touch of tart cherry...slightly pasty tannin on the finish, which shows a slight caramelized note. Very good right now, though definitely could improve with bottle age. Maybe wait longer for final bottle.

Decanted. Needed about 15 min air. Beautiful nose with caramelized orange peel, asian spice, and some minty herbal notes. On the palate, very immediate, with juicy acidity, loads of black raspberry and a touch of tart cherry...slightly pasty tannin on the finish, which shows a slight caramelized note. Very good right now, though definitely could improve with bottle age. Maybe wait longer for final bottle.

Dec 9th, 2017
Matt Hunt

Matt had this 3 years ago

Matt had this 3 years ago

Jun 2nd, 2018
Steve Tishco

Steve had this 3 years ago

Steve had this 3 years ago

Mar 25th, 2018
Brian McNabb

Brian had this 3 years ago

Brian had this 3 years ago

Sep 23rd, 2017