Azienda Agricola i Mercatali Montalcino

Ridolfi Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.027 ratings
9.21 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
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
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
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
Jeff Miller

Mid-ranged, classic Brunello picked up at Costco for $28.99. Floral with high-pitched dark cherries and red plum, charred herbs, forest floor and dried tobacco leaves. Structurally, this wine had moderate plus acidity, moderate tannins and moderate length of finish. Great QPR on this wine and it paired well with a pan seared New York Strip with garlic, rosemary and thyme.

Mid-ranged, classic Brunello picked up at Costco for $28.99. Floral with high-pitched dark cherries and red plum, charred herbs, forest floor and dried tobacco leaves. Structurally, this wine had moderate plus acidity, moderate tannins and moderate length of finish. Great QPR on this wine and it paired well with a pan seared New York Strip with garlic, rosemary and thyme.

Oct 14th, 2019
Bhavik Shah

Dark cherry and earthy notes on the nose. Same on the tongue but with tannins in the driver's seat! Loved it for the price!

Dark cherry and earthy notes on the nose. Same on the tongue but with tannins in the driver's seat! Loved it for the price!

May 29th, 2019
Jenny Hutton

Much better after it opened up.

Much better after it opened up.

May 22nd, 2019
Ta Ta
6.9

Not for me. Although, I should admit that Sangiovese is not my favorite grape. This wine is an accurate depiction of what I don’t care for in Sangiovese.

Not for me. Although, I should admit that Sangiovese is not my favorite grape. This wine is an accurate depiction of what I don’t care for in Sangiovese.

Apr 29th, 2019