Azienda Agricola i Mercatali Montalcino

Ridolfi Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.086 ratings
8.95 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
Gregory Fulchiero

Mod concentration of color, medium ruby fading to garnet and orange, dried cherry fruit and tomato paste still dominate. Dusty tannins, leather and green tobacco. VA lingers. Won't last the long haul.

Mod concentration of color, medium ruby fading to garnet and orange, dried cherry fruit and tomato paste still dominate. Dusty tannins, leather and green tobacco. VA lingers. Won't last the long haul.

Aug 18th, 2017
Silvia's Wine

Founder, V&N Cellars - Barcelona

9.2

2012. Well balanced, peppery. Needs a half hour to open up its fullness.

2012. Well balanced, peppery. Needs a half hour to open up its fullness.

2 people found it helpfulSep 2nd, 2017
Jessica Nix

Dark cherry and stone fruit tasting notes with herbaceous undertones. A great option a traditional Brunello.

Dark cherry and stone fruit tasting notes with herbaceous undertones. A great option a traditional Brunello.

2 people found it helpfulJul 26th, 2014
NicòB

Another outstanding wine from the excellent 2012 vintage. Although slightly fresher than the warmer 2011 vintage, this wine offers also a lush Brunello style. Loads if fruit and spice, and a finish that goes on and on. Truly delicious now, will be even better in the coming years.

Another outstanding wine from the excellent 2012 vintage. Although slightly fresher than the warmer 2011 vintage, this wine offers also a lush Brunello style. Loads if fruit and spice, and a finish that goes on and on. Truly delicious now, will be even better in the coming years.

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2017
Jo Florradikal

leather, tar and smoky notes. dark fruits, baking spices, hint of brett (perfect integrated), reduced canned red fruits, cedar box, black pepper, spicy

leather, tar and smoky notes. dark fruits, baking spices, hint of brett (perfect integrated), reduced canned red fruits, cedar box, black pepper, spicy

May 16th, 2017
Alex Powell

Subdued but refined nose of fresh flowers, cherry and peach, a bit of liqueur orange peel and shoe polish. Light and elegant palate, nice style but probably not the best vintage for it, could use more concentration, finishes moderate length with some viscous cherry and orange and wet rock. Not bad, a slight dash above average.

Subdued but refined nose of fresh flowers, cherry and peach, a bit of liqueur orange peel and shoe polish. Light and elegant palate, nice style but probably not the best vintage for it, could use more concentration, finishes moderate length with some viscous cherry and orange and wet rock. Not bad, a slight dash above average.

Mar 18th, 2015
Chip Habegger

Red fruit, like cherries. Earth tones and a little woodiness, but cedar more than oak. A vegetal note in there. Took a LONG time to open and get rid of an awkward, bitterly tannic hint.

Red fruit, like cherries. Earth tones and a little woodiness, but cedar more than oak. A vegetal note in there. Took a LONG time to open and get rid of an awkward, bitterly tannic hint.

Jan 5th, 2020
Sam Friedland

Took an hour or two to open up. Nice light red color. Still some tannins. Was perfect with young Muscovy duck.

Took an hour or two to open up. Nice light red color. Still some tannins. Was perfect with young Muscovy duck.

Dec 26th, 2019
Greg Helmer

Yes yes a fine drink with just enough brightness to go with the aroma and deep rich flavors. Earthy while offering a nice tartness and only the slightest texture of remaining tannins.

Yes yes a fine drink with just enough brightness to go with the aroma and deep rich flavors. Earthy while offering a nice tartness and only the slightest texture of remaining tannins.

Dec 25th, 2019
David Todd

Needs to breath. Very nice merry Xmas

Needs to breath. Very nice merry Xmas

Dec 24th, 2019