Altesino

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.264 ratings
9.217 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
Ryan Mullins

Starts out super reductive but with some decanting blooms like crazy. This wine could go in the cellar for decades.

Starts out super reductive but with some decanting blooms like crazy. This wine could go in the cellar for decades.

May 8th, 2019
Megan Stockton

From the northern zone in the traditional style. Love the balsamic nose, elegant fruit, light hand with oak. Clean and beautiful. 2010 vintage.

From the northern zone in the traditional style. Love the balsamic nose, elegant fruit, light hand with oak. Clean and beautiful. 2010 vintage.

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2016
Stuart Dershaw

Delicious fruitful and hearty

Delicious fruitful and hearty

Apr 24th, 2019
Ron Siegel

Dried cherry, cedar, leather, dried herbs, licorice, floral spices, & tobacco with good balance & structure.

Dried cherry, cedar, leather, dried herbs, licorice, floral spices, & tobacco with good balance & structure.

Oct 5th, 2018
Rick Zywotko

Woa....WAY beyond our expectations! You expect a great Brunello from these guys, I get it, but if you can find a 2001 someplace that's been cellared well, BUY IT! Spectacularly smooth, with Dark fruit of blackberries, a touch of spice and one of those bottles that go in the VERY memorable category. 30 plus second finish, and absolutely caught it at its peak. I just can't express how good, and timely opening this bottle is. Bought at the winery in 2013 and shipped back......only one we had. Maybe the best bottle I've had this year....ya, that kind of memorable.

Woa....WAY beyond our expectations! You expect a great Brunello from these guys, I get it, but if you can find a 2001 someplace that's been cellared well, BUY IT! Spectacularly smooth, with Dark fruit of blackberries, a touch of spice and one of those bottles that go in the VERY memorable category. 30 plus second finish, and absolutely caught it at its peak. I just can't express how good, and timely opening this bottle is. Bought at the winery in 2013 and shipped back......only one we had. Maybe the best bottle I've had this year....ya, that kind of memorable.

Dec 9th, 2017
Tony Camsjö

Bra skit!

Bra skit!

Apr 15th, 2017
Doug Adams

2007 vintage. Black cherry and licorice with a spice and vanilla finish. Drinking well now!

2007 vintage. Black cherry and licorice with a spice and vanilla finish. Drinking well now!

Mar 30th, 2017
Eric Waxman

Just delicious!!

Just delicious!!

Jul 3rd, 2016
Mikey T

The 1999, partying on our 8th wedding anniversary with this bad boy and a nod to Prince

The 1999, partying on our 8th wedding anniversary with this bad boy and a nod to Prince

May 4th, 2016
Ryan Abramow

Alwaya delicious :) Montosoli 97 -> Killer

Alwaya delicious :) Montosoli 97 -> Killer

Jan 31st, 2016