Il Palazzone

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.2103 ratings
9.322 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
Jay Kline

Tasted alongside the 2013 vintage. Both wines were opened about eight hours in advanced and allowed to slow-ox at cellar temp (51°F). Comparatively, this was initially more reticent. Eventually, after letting it sit in the glass for about 30min and coming up to temp, damp earth (decomposing leaves), potpourri, sea breeze, mushrooms, and sandalwood on the nose. Cherry, black tea, and dried herbs on the palate. Towards the end of the bottle, this was gaining momentum and rivaling the 2013 in terms of enjoyability. Hold’em if you got’em. Better after 2025.

Tasted alongside the 2013 vintage. Both wines were opened about eight hours in advanced and allowed to slow-ox at cellar temp (51°F). Comparatively, this was initially more reticent. Eventually, after letting it sit in the glass for about 30min and coming up to temp, damp earth (decomposing leaves), potpourri, sea breeze, mushrooms, and sandalwood on the nose. Cherry, black tea, and dried herbs on the palate. Towards the end of the bottle, this was gaining momentum and rivaling the 2013 in terms of enjoyability. Hold’em if you got’em. Better after 2025.

Jan 19th, 2021
Jay Kline

Tasted alongside the 2015 vintage. Both wines were opened about eight hours in advanced and allowed to slow-ox at cellar temp (51°F). Comparatively, this was more open for business. Dark cherry, gym sock, dried herbs, leather, and tomato leaf on the nose. On the palate, dusty cherry fruit with black tea and dried herbs. Rustic. Quite an old school charmer! Towards the end of the bottle, this started to tighten back up a bit but it was still my favorite of the two vintages tonight. I expect this to enjoy a long life.

Tasted alongside the 2015 vintage. Both wines were opened about eight hours in advanced and allowed to slow-ox at cellar temp (51°F). Comparatively, this was more open for business. Dark cherry, gym sock, dried herbs, leather, and tomato leaf on the nose. On the palate, dusty cherry fruit with black tea and dried herbs. Rustic. Quite an old school charmer! Towards the end of the bottle, this started to tighten back up a bit but it was still my favorite of the two vintages tonight. I expect this to enjoy a long life.

Jan 19th, 2021
Jusden Aumand

A complete wine. Delicious!

A complete wine. Delicious!

Jul 15th, 2018
Nniccolò Contenta

Magnum life

Magnum life

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Tom Kobylarz

Fruit forward but not entirely the focus, hints of old world elegance and subtle notes of spice and earth.

Fruit forward but not entirely the focus, hints of old world elegance and subtle notes of spice and earth.

Jan 28th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

More fruit and size texturally than the 2010, with crushed red cherry fruit and tobacco spice.

More fruit and size texturally than the 2010, with crushed red cherry fruit and tobacco spice.

Jan 28th, 2016
Benjamin Temple

👍👍

👍👍

Nov 1st, 2015
Alexandre Calvi

My Beefy wine! Love the tannins and the ripe black cherry

My Beefy wine! Love the tannins and the ripe black cherry

Oct 8th, 2015
boyd pearson

Wow. This is drinking crazy good right now

Wow. This is drinking crazy good right now

Jul 14th, 2015
Anna Savino

Used coravin with this! Still young and fresh! Great!

Used coravin with this! Still young and fresh! Great!

May 2nd, 2015