Altesino

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.180 ratings
9.017 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Tia Subramanian

Past its peak. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing interesting, either.

Past its peak. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing interesting, either.

May 27th, 2018
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.5

Yes. Have some.

Yes. Have some.

2 people found it helpfulJun 14th, 2013
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.2

Just so much fun to drink, with it imploded tannins, herbaceous red fruits and positively dry and fresh finish. Good for another ten years.

Just so much fun to drink, with it imploded tannins, herbaceous red fruits and positively dry and fresh finish. Good for another ten years.

Jan 12th, 2017
Corey Zamora, CSW

Heavy balsamic notes, sour cherry, lots of dried fruit. Beautiful.

Heavy balsamic notes, sour cherry, lots of dried fruit. Beautiful.

May 11th, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

Beautiful, classic Sangiovese fruit, leather, earth. Alcohol was sticking out a bit for me, but no one else seemed to notice, so probably just my issue on this day. Nice, and plenty in the tank.

Beautiful, classic Sangiovese fruit, leather, earth. Alcohol was sticking out a bit for me, but no one else seemed to notice, so probably just my issue on this day. Nice, and plenty in the tank.

Jun 2nd, 2015
Shelley Medders

Wow! Enjoying a glass of this open sample

Wow! Enjoying a glass of this open sample

Nov 6th, 2014
Rashed Chowdhury

2008 vintage on Mar 27, 2017. Tannins are much softer than the last time I had it 2-3 years ago. Minimal fruit flavours and acidity.

2008 vintage on Mar 27, 2017. Tannins are much softer than the last time I had it 2-3 years ago. Minimal fruit flavours and acidity.

Mar 30th, 2017
Thomas McKee

Nice wine for the neighbourhood party

Nice wine for the neighbourhood party

Dec 29th, 2016
Christopher G. Nettuno

Rich umami strong but balanced tannins, a little slate and spices, and beautifully light fruit

Rich umami strong but balanced tannins, a little slate and spices, and beautifully light fruit

Oct 9th, 2016
Rashed Chowdhury

Had the 2008, it was so good! Ripe tannins, emerald color, very good length, still so much dark fruit.

Had the 2008, it was so good! Ripe tannins, emerald color, very good length, still so much dark fruit.

May 2nd, 2016