La Serena

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1211 ratings
8.922 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Martin Bergo

Medium ruby; dark ripe fruits, baking spices and vanilla; oaky also on the taste which lasts into the finish. Made in the east in new french barriques. Because all the other wines on this tasting were made in large neutral oak, this wine stood out, and not in a good way.

Medium ruby; dark ripe fruits, baking spices and vanilla; oaky also on the taste which lasts into the finish. Made in the east in new french barriques. Because all the other wines on this tasting were made in large neutral oak, this wine stood out, and not in a good way.

Jul 18th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Small nose, harmony, but misses everything to be thrilling

Small nose, harmony, but misses everything to be thrilling

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2015
Andy Halvorsen

Smokey oak. Cocoa finish.

Smokey oak. Cocoa finish.

Jun 24th, 2017
G J
9.1

Brunello...

Brunello...

Aug 26th, 2015
Addie Corrigan

Ready for dinner!

Ready for dinner!

May 14th, 2015
Robert McCall

Exactly what you would want from an excellent BdM. Good stuff.

Exactly what you would want from an excellent BdM. Good stuff.

May 2nd, 2015
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

6.5

Brett (band-aid type) is a little over the top on both the nose and palate. There are still some aromas of dark cherry, caramel, and mocha with the dark cherry continuing on the palate. The finish is a little medicinal from the brett. Probably over the hill at this point and the brett is only going to get worse, so drink up.

Brett (band-aid type) is a little over the top on both the nose and palate. There are still some aromas of dark cherry, caramel, and mocha with the dark cherry continuing on the palate. The finish is a little medicinal from the brett. Probably over the hill at this point and the brett is only going to get worse, so drink up.

Jan 3rd, 2015
Jim Kuhner

Sales/Marketing, Dunstan

9.0

Nice Brunello. Still very youthful. Slightly chunky tannins and a bit extracted with some new oak but showing lots of Sangiovese character.

Nice Brunello. Still very youthful. Slightly chunky tannins and a bit extracted with some new oak but showing lots of Sangiovese character.

Nov 22nd, 2014
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

9.7

Holidays 2013

Holidays 2013

May 24th, 2014
Bonnie Chu

From 9/27/17. Didn’t love on Open but amaze after decanting an hour

From 9/27/17. Didn’t love on Open but amaze after decanting an hour

Nov 21st, 2020