La Palazzetta (Flavio Fanti)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.0103 ratings
9.012 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
Tom Casagrande

Color is alarmingly advanced. Nose has menthol, dried leaves, cured tobacco, very ripe fruit, and scorched earth note. The alcohol (15%) also is apparent on the nose. On entry, the palate is very ripe and peppery, but dries out pretty quickly as the scorchy notes and dried leaves come on. It’s a little puzzling how this got to be 15% in such a moderate growing season, but it seems to me this would have benefited from earlier picking.

Color is alarmingly advanced. Nose has menthol, dried leaves, cured tobacco, very ripe fruit, and scorched earth note. The alcohol (15%) also is apparent on the nose. On entry, the palate is very ripe and peppery, but dries out pretty quickly as the scorchy notes and dried leaves come on. It’s a little puzzling how this got to be 15% in such a moderate growing season, but it seems to me this would have benefited from earlier picking.

Oct 7th, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

Orange rim, can't imaging this improving more with time, still retains tomatoes and fruit with nice acidity, dead on Sangiovese all the way

Orange rim, can't imaging this improving more with time, still retains tomatoes and fruit with nice acidity, dead on Sangiovese all the way

Dec 30th, 2016
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

8.8

Aromatic. Red fruits and potpourri. Needs time to flaunt, but still never really shines.

Aromatic. Red fruits and potpourri. Needs time to flaunt, but still never really shines.

Dec 17th, 2016
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

8.8

Big potpourri nose, needed some time to open to show its red fruits. The texture and mouthfeel never found a direction, not bad but probably not worth the $50 tag

Big potpourri nose, needed some time to open to show its red fruits. The texture and mouthfeel never found a direction, not bad but probably not worth the $50 tag

Dec 17th, 2016
Chaad Thomas

Owner, First Tier Imports

9.2

2006

2006

Jan 16th, 2016
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

9.3

A very traditional, highly aromatic approach.

A very traditional, highly aromatic approach.

Oct 28th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

Достаточно светлое. Рябина, сушеная вишня, кизил, брусника, клюква. Ягодно, не тяжело, чуть спиртуозно. 16/20 (89/100)

Достаточно светлое. Рябина, сушеная вишня, кизил, брусника, клюква. Ягодно, не тяжело, чуть спиртуозно. 16/20 (89/100)

Feb 20th, 2015
Eric Grasser

Very drinkable now. It's a modern style Brunello but pays its respects to tradition with enough of an earthy backbone. Should be very enjoyable

Very drinkable now. It's a modern style Brunello but pays its respects to tradition with enough of an earthy backbone. Should be very enjoyable

Dec 22nd, 2014
Deb Dellaposta

As soon as I put my nose to glass- ITALY! Cherry, tomatoes, roses, and old earth. Delicious with a stewed quality to the fruit. Ripping acidity and medium tannins.

As soon as I put my nose to glass- ITALY! Cherry, tomatoes, roses, and old earth. Delicious with a stewed quality to the fruit. Ripping acidity and medium tannins.

Oct 18th, 2020
Heidi McKinney

This wine was excellent. The nose was the beginning of a pleasurable moment leading into earthy flavor tones, and mild spice. There are enough tannins to sustain this wine a lot longer in the shelf. The finish wasn’t completely smooth but flavors lingered after the finish. Excellent with a red tomato and red meat meal.

This wine was excellent. The nose was the beginning of a pleasurable moment leading into earthy flavor tones, and mild spice. There are enough tannins to sustain this wine a lot longer in the shelf. The finish wasn’t completely smooth but flavors lingered after the finish. Excellent with a red tomato and red meat meal.

Apr 18th, 2020