La Fortuna

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1251 ratings
9.228 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Last tried this about 2 years ago. Ruby, with some brown edges now showing, aromas of ripe dark fruits, oak and spice. On the palate flavors of ripe fruit of cherry and strawberry with notes of tobacco, cacao, toasty cedar and pepper notes. Balanced acidity, fine soft tannins with a warmth of alcohol present, ending with spice and toasty on the medium+ finish.

Last tried this about 2 years ago. Ruby, with some brown edges now showing, aromas of ripe dark fruits, oak and spice. On the palate flavors of ripe fruit of cherry and strawberry with notes of tobacco, cacao, toasty cedar and pepper notes. Balanced acidity, fine soft tannins with a warmth of alcohol present, ending with spice and toasty on the medium+ finish.

Jan 13th, 2021
Garen Staglin

Powerful and complex. 100% Sangiovese. Plenty of life left.

Powerful and complex. 100% Sangiovese. Plenty of life left.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Alessandra Diana

Really well done, considering the vintage.

Really well done, considering the vintage.

Aug 24th, 2018
Shengli Hu

Rose, peppermint, orange peel, rosemary, thyme, pepper, violet, tomato, tart and juicy red cherry, and wet stone. As it evolves, more juicy raspberry, plum, blueberry, smoke, cedar, and minerality coming through. Bright ruby, moderate(-) concentration. Full body, elevated acidity, elevated grippy/chewy tannins, high alcohol. Long finish.

Rose, peppermint, orange peel, rosemary, thyme, pepper, violet, tomato, tart and juicy red cherry, and wet stone. As it evolves, more juicy raspberry, plum, blueberry, smoke, cedar, and minerality coming through. Bright ruby, moderate(-) concentration. Full body, elevated acidity, elevated grippy/chewy tannins, high alcohol. Long finish.

1 person found it helpfulOct 19th, 2019
Alex Thiele

Alex had this 7 years ago

Alex had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 1st, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.4

Incredibly long. A tannic monster, but some lovely violet, roses, tar, spice, and finally a bit of fruit. Terrific brunello that is drinking exceptionally well now.

Incredibly long. A tannic monster, but some lovely violet, roses, tar, spice, and finally a bit of fruit. Terrific brunello that is drinking exceptionally well now.

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2016
Michael Claypool

Still showing a bit of structure.

Still showing a bit of structure.

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2015
Maria Fangras

Maria had this 10 years ago

Maria had this 10 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2014
Ryan Flinn

Love this wine. Dried cherries, cola, purfumed flowers. Yum. Is still very young.

Love this wine. Dried cherries, cola, purfumed flowers. Yum. Is still very young.

Nov 2nd, 2016
Ryan Flinn

Gorgeous wine - holding myself from downing the entire bottle in one sitting.

Gorgeous wine - holding myself from downing the entire bottle in one sitting.

Mar 22nd, 2016