Altesino

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.123 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.5

Half bottle. Tad corked. Hard to assess.

Half bottle. Tad corked. Hard to assess.

Mar 6th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

Fragrant, fresh (!), and balanced. Bags of cherries and cherry syrup on the nose, with dry, stony-gravelly notes. Pure intense dark cherry fruit and dark minerals in the mouth. Concentrated yet with terrific acidity and youthful but soft tannins. This will improve for at least 5 more years but is really nice now.

Fragrant, fresh (!), and balanced. Bags of cherries and cherry syrup on the nose, with dry, stony-gravelly notes. Pure intense dark cherry fruit and dark minerals in the mouth. Concentrated yet with terrific acidity and youthful but soft tannins. This will improve for at least 5 more years but is really nice now.

Nov 1st, 2018
Kimberly Anderson

Lighter garnet color is not representative of this full bodied wine. Menthol, rose petal, and juniper scents dominate on open. Cranberry, spice and steeped tea. Quite sleek. WS 95 rating

Lighter garnet color is not representative of this full bodied wine. Menthol, rose petal, and juniper scents dominate on open. Cranberry, spice and steeped tea. Quite sleek. WS 95 rating

Mar 2nd, 2019
Steve Haro

From mag.

From mag.

Nov 17th, 2018
Anthony De Blasi

Closed on the nose, restricted in the mouth but revealing enough to show its potential. Quite fruit driven, a bit too much cassis for this type of wine. And still...a pleasure to drink. If you have any, stock it, there is a lot to come!

Closed on the nose, restricted in the mouth but revealing enough to show its potential. Quite fruit driven, a bit too much cassis for this type of wine. And still...a pleasure to drink. If you have any, stock it, there is a lot to come!

Nov 16th, 2018
Kimberly Anderson

Such a unique wine! Scents of perfume, bay leaf, sage and rose upon open. At first, the wine seems lame and all of the sudden it pops! Dark fruit, tar. Cinnamon on the finish

Such a unique wine! Scents of perfume, bay leaf, sage and rose upon open. At first, the wine seems lame and all of the sudden it pops! Dark fruit, tar. Cinnamon on the finish

Oct 14th, 2018
Sam Shepard

Tasting notes via Kate: “red cherry, peppercorn”

Tasting notes via Kate: “red cherry, peppercorn”

Sep 29th, 2018
Richard Portes

16.5. More than correct, but unexciting.

16.5. More than correct, but unexciting.

Jul 27th, 2018
Samuel Knight

Decanted for an hour, loads purple fruit, lavender & violets with a touch of eucalyptus and medicinal qualities, well integrated

Decanted for an hour, loads purple fruit, lavender & violets with a touch of eucalyptus and medicinal qualities, well integrated

Jun 23rd, 2018
Scott E. Becker

[Tasted on June 19, 2018 at Fiola in Washington, D.C.]

Excellent Brunello. Well structured wine with silky mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with cherry fruit, herbal notes and hints of cigar box. Noteworthy for its finesse. Paired extremely well with a great meal. Wine Spectator awarded 95 points.

[Tasted on June 19, 2018 at Fiola in Washington, D.C.]

Excellent Brunello. Well structured wine with silky mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with cherry fruit, herbal notes and hints of cigar box. Noteworthy for its finesse. Paired extremely well with a great meal. Wine Spectator awarded 95 points.

Jun 20th, 2018