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Altero Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.251 ratings
8.94 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
Camilo Viafara

spectacular

spectacular

Feb 11th, 2019
Chris Zitzman

Young and expensive, highly rated, killer vintage. All of that means high expectations. After a thorough decant and paired with some rather fatty lamb chops & some rocking homemade pesto, I'm still waiting for things to come together. Still waiting for what I spent to come along but am watching the doubt continue to fill the glass. Underwhelmed. Disappointed. This is an overrated wine that costs about 2.5 times what it's worth.

Young and expensive, highly rated, killer vintage. All of that means high expectations. After a thorough decant and paired with some rather fatty lamb chops & some rocking homemade pesto, I'm still waiting for things to come together. Still waiting for what I spent to come along but am watching the doubt continue to fill the glass. Underwhelmed. Disappointed. This is an overrated wine that costs about 2.5 times what it's worth.

1 person found it helpfulAug 6th, 2013
Laith A

Outstanding Brunello.. lavender on the nose.. cherries, currants and mint on the palate.. kept getting better with air!! so good with cacio e pepe!!

Outstanding Brunello.. lavender on the nose.. cherries, currants and mint on the palate.. kept getting better with air!! so good with cacio e pepe!!

Sep 27th, 2020
Bruce Leboff

Corked. Undrinkable. And heartbreaking.

Corked. Undrinkable. And heartbreaking.

May 16th, 2020
Michael Dombeck

Surprisingly fruit forward on initial tasting after about an hour decant. Expected more tannins and structure but delicious regardless. Changed dramatically after 24 hours, fruit faded sharply to be much more mellow, but tannins didn’t emerge, seemed a bit unstructured. Not sure if at this age it’s just muddled and will benefit from a few more years or if it’s peaked and should be enjoyed now. Certainly very enjoyable currently.

Surprisingly fruit forward on initial tasting after about an hour decant. Expected more tannins and structure but delicious regardless. Changed dramatically after 24 hours, fruit faded sharply to be much more mellow, but tannins didn’t emerge, seemed a bit unstructured. Not sure if at this age it’s just muddled and will benefit from a few more years or if it’s peaked and should be enjoyed now. Certainly very enjoyable currently.

May 2nd, 2020
Mark Grammer

Lots of red berry’s on the nose and Palate. Great balance with perfect acidity. Nice long finish. Perfect to celebrate Jonathan’s 25th birthday (and Valentine’s Day)

Lots of red berry’s on the nose and Palate. Great balance with perfect acidity. Nice long finish. Perfect to celebrate Jonathan’s 25th birthday (and Valentine’s Day)

Feb 15th, 2019
J Levenson

A Jim Miller selection. So very smooth. Paired beautifully with Bolognese.

A Jim Miller selection. So very smooth. Paired beautifully with Bolognese.

Jan 21st, 2018
Andrew Ellsworth

Drank with a homemade Manhattan chowder. Fantastic

Drank with a homemade Manhattan chowder. Fantastic

Jan 1st, 2018
Craig Stanfield

On opening it shows. Great intersection of old and new world. 10 years has been good to this guy, and he’s not getting old yet. Still youthful, but rounded and integrated. Has plenty of fruit, tobacco, spice and earth. Rating likely to increase with time and air.

On opening it shows. Great intersection of old and new world. 10 years has been good to this guy, and he’s not getting old yet. Still youthful, but rounded and integrated. Has plenty of fruit, tobacco, spice and earth. Rating likely to increase with time and air.

Nov 24th, 2017
Rafael Perez Jr.

Beautiful floral nose. Full of berries, and light raison finish. The age shows just enough depth and richness! Unbelievable Vintage 2007!

Beautiful floral nose. Full of berries, and light raison finish. The age shows just enough depth and richness! Unbelievable Vintage 2007!

Jul 3rd, 2017