Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.5358 ratings
9.5133 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.7

A stunning bottle of the 1997 Riserva. Still fresh and quite tannic, the 97 hasn’t peaked yet. What a wine! 96+

A stunning bottle of the 1997 Riserva. Still fresh and quite tannic, the 97 hasn’t peaked yet. What a wine! 96+

Mar 1st, 2019
Gilbert Van Hassel

It is surprisingly light with a big burn. Way too early but smooth.

It is surprisingly light with a big burn. Way too early but smooth.

Jun 10th, 2018
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.8

Soldera’s 1990 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is stunning, as it has always been. This bottle is a bit shocked from travel, but still magnificent!

Soldera’s 1990 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is stunning, as it has always been. This bottle is a bit shocked from travel, but still magnificent!

Mar 14th, 2018
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9.6

Another surprise, the 1994 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is off the charts. On this night the 1994 is more refined and layered than the 1993, with notable depth and tons of pure explosive power. A host of dark cherry, plum, spice, tobacco and leather infuse the finish. What a wine! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2016)

Another surprise, the 1994 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is off the charts. On this night the 1994 is more refined and layered than the 1993, with notable depth and tons of pure explosive power. A host of dark cherry, plum, spice, tobacco and leather infuse the finish. What a wine! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2016)

Feb 16th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

Red and deep, mildly oxidative

Red and deep, mildly oxidative

Feb 5th, 2018
Laurence Feraud

A bit aged but good time to drink

A bit aged but good time to drink

Feb 2nd, 2018
Christine Havens

One of the most profound Brunellos I've ever tasted, the Soldera Riserva 1999 has a nose that is both infinitely complex and pungent. Alluring aromas of dried rose petals, dark cherries, game, saddle leather, damp tilth, decaying leaves, anise, and sandalwood waft from the glass. Truly, it's the iron fist in the velvet glove—incredibly intense and powerful, yet totally refined, elegant and balanced. Caressing ultra-fine tannins shore up notes of sweet tobacco, dried herbs, and cinnamon bark. I am undone.

One of the most profound Brunellos I've ever tasted, the Soldera Riserva 1999 has a nose that is both infinitely complex and pungent. Alluring aromas of dried rose petals, dark cherries, game, saddle leather, damp tilth, decaying leaves, anise, and sandalwood waft from the glass. Truly, it's the iron fist in the velvet glove—incredibly intense and powerful, yet totally refined, elegant and balanced. Caressing ultra-fine tannins shore up notes of sweet tobacco, dried herbs, and cinnamon bark. I am undone.

4 people found it helpfulMar 1st, 2015
Joshua Thomas

Wine Director/Sommelier Prospect Restaurant SF

9.4

Always stoked on how well these wines show. Beautiful primary red fruit with loads of secondaries, sweet tobacco, hard spice, dried flowers. Tannins soft but acid structure strong enough you can hold for a while. Yum. 2006 vintage

Always stoked on how well these wines show. Beautiful primary red fruit with loads of secondaries, sweet tobacco, hard spice, dried flowers. Tannins soft but acid structure strong enough you can hold for a while. Yum. 2006 vintage

1 person found it helpfulJun 9th, 2015
Brad Ball

Sommelier/Wine Director Social Wine Bar

9.5

Always a pleasure!!

Always a pleasure!!

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2014
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.6

A great example of Soldera. This had it all.

A great example of Soldera. This had it all.

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2014