Altesino

Brunello di Montalcino

9.18 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
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Altesino's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers a rich yet classic expression of Sangiovese fruit, showing ripe red berries coated in dusty earth tones, with hints of leather and dried florals completing the picture. On the palate, brisk acids frame silky textures, creating a polished expression of red and black fruits, savory spice and saline-minerals. The finish is long yet fresh, as cooling mint and licorice tones carry remnants of red berry fruit hovering above a core of fine tannins. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2020)

Altesino's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers a rich yet classic expression of Sangiovese fruit, showing ripe red berries coated in dusty earth tones, with hints of leather and dried florals completing the picture. On the palate, brisk acids frame silky textures, creating a polished expression of red and black fruits, savory spice and saline-minerals. The finish is long yet fresh, as cooling mint and licorice tones carry remnants of red berry fruit hovering above a core of fine tannins. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2020)

Apr 10th, 2020
Galen Hasler

Perfectly described below

Perfectly described below

Jun 27th, 2020
Ryan Anderson

2015 vintage had in June 2020. Bright cherry at first, evolving over a decant to sour cherry + secondary/tertiary notes of leather, tobacco, and chocolate. This peaked after an hour decant and downhill from there. From the rave reviews, I think I was expecting a little more complexity and fresh acidity. I probably would not buy this again. Or buy and hold for a couple more years.

2015 vintage had in June 2020. Bright cherry at first, evolving over a decant to sour cherry + secondary/tertiary notes of leather, tobacco, and chocolate. This peaked after an hour decant and downhill from there. From the rave reviews, I think I was expecting a little more complexity and fresh acidity. I probably would not buy this again. Or buy and hold for a couple more years.

Jun 4th, 2020
Angelo Casagrande

Lightly purple, soft, light tannins, dark fruit, some cedar and tobacco with a nice welcoming finish. Decanted 2 hours before. This was really good.

Lightly purple, soft, light tannins, dark fruit, some cedar and tobacco with a nice welcoming finish. Decanted 2 hours before. This was really good.

Apr 27th, 2020
Filip Slesarov

Filip had this a month ago

Filip had this a month ago

Jun 8th, 2020
Dan Clark

Dan had this 2 months ago

Dan had this 2 months ago

May 6th, 2020
Roman Smukler

Roman had this 4 months ago

Roman had this 4 months ago

Mar 14th, 2020
Mike DeSante

Mike had this 2 years ago

Mike had this 2 years ago

Feb 4th, 2018