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Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

8.942 ratings
8.73 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
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Sam Wechsler

Sam had this 6 years ago

Sam had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2014
Michael Myers

Last night's wine. Obviously young but 8 hour decant helped. I still contend that pretty much everyone likes Brunello.

Last night's wine. Obviously young but 8 hour decant helped. I still contend that pretty much everyone likes Brunello.

Mar 3rd, 2014
Alexander Motola

Never going to be a great wine but was always decent. Being an ‘04 helps. 15 years on this is a really good wine, very much characteristic of the appellation. I would drink it NOW.

Never going to be a great wine but was always decent. Being an ‘04 helps. 15 years on this is a really good wine, very much characteristic of the appellation. I would drink it NOW.

Oct 17th, 2019
Ted Corvey

A tad disappointing for the vintage, but still delicious. Nice balance and mouth feel, finished waned far to quickly.

A tad disappointing for the vintage, but still delicious. Nice balance and mouth feel, finished waned far to quickly.

Sep 14th, 2018
Maurizio Abbà

Classical Brunello from a little-known estate in Montalcino. Clear notes of flowers and cherries that leave place to more seductive hints of spices (cinnamon and pepper) after few rotations, terminating with a minty balsamic note. Elegant taste, with polished tannins and long persistence. A wonderful product, ready to be drinked after 10 years.

Classical Brunello from a little-known estate in Montalcino. Clear notes of flowers and cherries that leave place to more seductive hints of spices (cinnamon and pepper) after few rotations, terminating with a minty balsamic note. Elegant taste, with polished tannins and long persistence. A wonderful product, ready to be drinked after 10 years.

Apr 13th, 2018
odis williams

Excellent wine. Went very well with the roasted chicken and Georgia sunset. As it opened up could definitely taste the cocoa, cherries, and tobacco. Not to heavy on the palate. Wish it has a stronger finish. Bought three bottles drank one. Going to stash the others away for a little while. Interested in seeing how they mature.

Excellent wine. Went very well with the roasted chicken and Georgia sunset. As it opened up could definitely taste the cocoa, cherries, and tobacco. Not to heavy on the palate. Wish it has a stronger finish. Bought three bottles drank one. Going to stash the others away for a little while. Interested in seeing how they mature.

Jun 9th, 2017
J Ferrugia

Tried this wine last year (see previous review), and loved it. This bottle also rich and complex. Has beautiful musty age on the palate. Still believe it is at is peak.. mature... and should be enjoyable for another 5 yrs if properly stored. But I might not take the chance. I will drink my cache over the next couple of years!

Tried this wine last year (see previous review), and loved it. This bottle also rich and complex. Has beautiful musty age on the palate. Still believe it is at is peak.. mature... and should be enjoyable for another 5 yrs if properly stored. But I might not take the chance. I will drink my cache over the next couple of years!

Mar 25th, 2017
Mari Lou Colley

Wine tasting night. #fantaatic with pasta

Wine tasting night. #fantaatic with pasta

Dec 8th, 2016
J Ferrugia

20 minutes open reveals earthy tobacco and cherries on the nose. Full on the palate with fruit forward... And some age showing. Wine is not a heavyweight, but floral and somewhat light. Ready to drink... Mature.
And because of its medium weight I would not expect this wine to mature much further. Enjoyed with earthy mushroom pasta un light cream sauce... And sautéed fresh tuna with fresh chopped tomato..

20 minutes open reveals earthy tobacco and cherries on the nose. Full on the palate with fruit forward... And some age showing. Wine is not a heavyweight, but floral and somewhat light. Ready to drink... Mature.
And because of its medium weight I would not expect this wine to mature much further. Enjoyed with earthy mushroom pasta un light cream sauce... And sautéed fresh tuna with fresh chopped tomato..

Sep 26th, 2016
Jerry Raphael

Very nice fruit and earth on the nose and smooth dark fruit taste with a long finish. Overall enjoyable BdM.

Very nice fruit and earth on the nose and smooth dark fruit taste with a long finish. Overall enjoyable BdM.

Apr 16th, 2016