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Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.130 ratings
9.111 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
Steven Morgan

Wine Director Formento's

9.4

Reminder of why one loves Brunello

Reminder of why one loves Brunello

Sep 12th, 2018
Gary Vaynerchuk

Founder WineLibrary.com, Host WineLibraryTV

8.1

A solid Brunello that showed some nice black cherry and a hint of dirty spice, lacked on the finish and might be better off from 7 more years of cellaring

A solid Brunello that showed some nice black cherry and a hint of dirty spice, lacked on the finish and might be better off from 7 more years of cellaring

1 person found it helpfulJan 4th, 2014
Kevin Ortzman

Dried cranberry on the nose

Dried cranberry on the nose

Jun 12th, 2016
Giampiero Nadali

Wine Blogger Aristide

9.7

#Vinnatur - What a lovely expression of Brunello di M. it represents. Elegant with lot of taste and power in a thin body and transparent red color. I love it, really.

#Vinnatur - What a lovely expression of Brunello di M. it represents. Elegant with lot of taste and power in a thin body and transparent red color. I love it, really.

Apr 6th, 2014
Chris Maddox

2012. Love Brunello and this is one of the best! Thanks Tom and Donna Rutter!

2012. Love Brunello and this is one of the best! Thanks Tom and Donna Rutter!

Feb 5th, 2018
Katie Wilson

This was big on leather, tobacco, & smoke, which is just not my favorite. But a lovely bottle. Had it with a hearty tomato soup, but it would have paired better with red meat and dark greens.

This was big on leather, tobacco, & smoke, which is just not my favorite. But a lovely bottle. Had it with a hearty tomato soup, but it would have paired better with red meat and dark greens.

Jan 25th, 2018
Jed
9.1

A vintage to buy and drink. Blackberry, cassis, leather, tobacco, spice and baked plum. The wine-dark sea indeed. Powerful, with well-integrated tannins and a rich, succulent finish.

A vintage to buy and drink. Blackberry, cassis, leather, tobacco, spice and baked plum. The wine-dark sea indeed. Powerful, with well-integrated tannins and a rich, succulent finish.

Feb 27th, 2017
Libby Spalding

Currants lighter than expected but yum would order again

Currants lighter than expected but yum would order again

Aug 6th, 2016
Gabe De Roche

This is a massive and extremely delicious Brunello. Packs a punch at 14.5 %, with an intense nose of raspberries and spice. Palate is beautifully balanced with good acidity, very complex and finish lasts for minutes. Wow!

This is a massive and extremely delicious Brunello. Packs a punch at 14.5 %, with an intense nose of raspberries and spice. Palate is beautifully balanced with good acidity, very complex and finish lasts for minutes. Wow!

May 29th, 2016
Sam Zavari

Incredible. A stand out.

Incredible. A stand out.

Mar 10th, 2016