Altesino

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.130 ratings
9.06 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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Half bottle. Forest berries. Blueberry. Brown sugar. Mineral.

Half bottle. Forest berries. Blueberry. Brown sugar. Mineral.

May 7th, 2019
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
David Stein

Decent...still youthful.

Decent...still youthful.

Sep 23rd, 2019
Jay Liddell

😍 5 years

😍 5 years

Jul 20th, 2019
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