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Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.08 ratings
-no 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
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
Alexander Motola

I feel the same also did on 8/21/15 - this wine has peaked. Kim recommends decanting the next one; we will see.

I feel the same also did on 8/21/15 - this wine has peaked. Kim recommends decanting the next one; we will see.

Nov 23rd, 2015
Alexander Motola

Really disappointing this time. Last bottle I had was amazing; this was a pale shadow of that. Cork was in good shape. Garnet color, some brown on the edge; it was beautiful in the glass. Nose of dark berries, plum, hint of raisin, eucalyptus. A touch of musty "forest floor". Everything worked until it his the palette - the intensity was diminished and the finish was -maybe - a medium minus. Smelled more complex that delivered. I have a couple more; perhaps they'll be better, or perhaps this wine has peaked?

Really disappointing this time. Last bottle I had was amazing; this was a pale shadow of that. Cork was in good shape. Garnet color, some brown on the edge; it was beautiful in the glass. Nose of dark berries, plum, hint of raisin, eucalyptus. A touch of musty "forest floor". Everything worked until it his the palette - the intensity was diminished and the finish was -maybe - a medium minus. Smelled more complex that delivered. I have a couple more; perhaps they'll be better, or perhaps this wine has peaked?

Aug 21st, 2015
Alexander Motola

Great vintage. Decent producer. Amazing QPR.

Great vintage. Decent producer. Amazing QPR.

Mar 21st, 2015
Alexander Motola

Not a great producer but 11 years after vendemmia - 2004 was a great year for Tuscany - this was fantastico. Phenomenal cherry aroma and taste, beautiful color; great with the beef stew we had tonight.

Not a great producer but 11 years after vendemmia - 2004 was a great year for Tuscany - this was fantastico. Phenomenal cherry aroma and taste, beautiful color; great with the beef stew we had tonight.

Jan 8th, 2015
Josh Mersfelder

Josh had this 2 months ago

Josh had this 2 months ago

Jun 13th, 2020
D Widman

D had this 7 years ago

D had this 7 years ago

Dec 29th, 2013
Jurij Avramovic

Jurij had this 7 years ago

Jurij had this 7 years ago

Apr 1st, 2013