Altesino

Brunello di Montalcino

9.018 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Brunello
Top Notes For
Kris tighe

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

Jul 23rd, 2021
Jason Sliwa

A bit disappointing, closed. Still had some fruit, good acidity, moderate tannin. Wondering if the shipment of the wine knocks some energy out of it. Can’t nail the timing on when to open Brunello and barolo since leaving Italy.

A bit disappointing, closed. Still had some fruit, good acidity, moderate tannin. Wondering if the shipment of the wine knocks some energy out of it. Can’t nail the timing on when to open Brunello and barolo since leaving Italy.

Nov 29th, 2020
Ted
9.3

Cherry, orange peel. Went very well with a huge pork chop. Little hints of tobacco and earth. Nice wine for a very hot day in Michigan.

Cherry, orange peel. Went very well with a huge pork chop. Little hints of tobacco and earth. Nice wine for a very hot day in Michigan.

Jul 3rd, 2020
Doug Boatman

Very dry with somewhat hard tannins but without enough fruit to pull it through. Nice body and structure. Well made. I don’t think it will improve with age but it won’t fall apart for years

Very dry with somewhat hard tannins but without enough fruit to pull it through. Nice body and structure. Well made. I don’t think it will improve with age but it won’t fall apart for years

Apr 16th, 2020
Eli Barton

This vintage was much better by comparison, but I may have let it decant too long. It was decanted for about 6 hours, and it just tasted like it was in a slump. Not as good as another of the same bottle I had a few months ago with minimal decanting. Lesson learned.

This vintage was much better by comparison, but I may have let it decant too long. It was decanted for about 6 hours, and it just tasted like it was in a slump. Not as good as another of the same bottle I had a few months ago with minimal decanting. Lesson learned.

Mar 3rd, 2020
Michael Greene

Took a while to open up and the fruit to show. Blueberries, some forest floor. Good acid. Straddles the line between traditional and modern brunello.

Took a while to open up and the fruit to show. Blueberries, some forest floor. Good acid. Straddles the line between traditional and modern brunello.

Feb 23rd, 2020
Keith Watson

Everything Wine

Everything Wine

Feb 8th, 2020
Jens Lundqvist

Bartender/waiter/sommelier/ PA & Co

9.0

Jens had this 3 years ago

Jens had this 3 years ago

Oct 24th, 2019
Brooks Derrick

Brooks had this 2 years ago

Brooks had this 2 years ago

Jan 17th, 2021
Jon bevacqua

Jon had this 2 years ago

Jon had this 2 years ago

Dec 6th, 2020