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Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1172 ratings
9.130 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

@Plate & Bottle Summer Dinner.

Main Course, Beef Skirt Steak, Roasted Tomato, Artichoke, Potato Mousseline. Steak has mash potato, roasted tomato relish, lemony artichoke purée with a smokey component.

Hedy is an amazingly, creative Chef.

Superb food & the wine pairing doesn’t suck as a friend of mine is famous for saying.

Photos of the evening at our friends Jeff & Hedy.

@Plate & Bottle Summer Dinner.

Main Course, Beef Skirt Steak, Roasted Tomato, Artichoke, Potato Mousseline. Steak has mash potato, roasted tomato relish, lemony artichoke purée with a smokey component.

Hedy is an amazingly, creative Chef.

Superb food & the wine pairing doesn’t suck as a friend of mine is famous for saying.

Photos of the evening at our friends Jeff & Hedy.

Aug 11th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Stupidly good with hand made pizza and Mediterranean salad.

Sweet and sour dark cherries framed in dark fruits, layered baking spices and nice wood use.

Seriously hitting its stride with at least another ten years of good drinking ahead.

Stupidly good with hand made pizza and Mediterranean salad.

Sweet and sour dark cherries framed in dark fruits, layered baking spices and nice wood use.

Seriously hitting its stride with at least another ten years of good drinking ahead.

Jun 8th, 2019
Henry E Kramarski

Great nose of black cherry and tar, really nice. When it hits my tongue I immediately get more black cherry and chocolate. Smooth and slightly tart with a dryness to be expected from a young wine. Reddish-violet color and somewhat leggy. Hard to go wrong with Brunello.

Great nose of black cherry and tar, really nice. When it hits my tongue I immediately get more black cherry and chocolate. Smooth and slightly tart with a dryness to be expected from a young wine. Reddish-violet color and somewhat leggy. Hard to go wrong with Brunello.

2 people found it helpfulDec 11th, 2015
Ray Vanderhoff

Unusually light bodied Brunello, very finesse driven. Cherry fruit and pepper spice. Balanced with soft tannins. Long finish, but just a tad “thin.” Solid, but I have had better vintages of this wine.
Revisited this wine 6 months later. Pretty similar tasting experience to what I noted above.

Unusually light bodied Brunello, very finesse driven. Cherry fruit and pepper spice. Balanced with soft tannins. Long finish, but just a tad “thin.” Solid, but I have had better vintages of this wine.
Revisited this wine 6 months later. Pretty similar tasting experience to what I noted above.

1 person found it helpfulJun 13th, 2019
Ben Garrett

Ben had this 6 years ago

Ben had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2014
Sean Romano

Sean had this 7 years ago

Sean had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2013
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.8

VA, very ripe, tar. Mature.

VA, very ripe, tar. Mature.

May 8th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2004

Vintage 2004

Dec 13th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Dark & light sweet & sour cherries, strawberry hues, dark raspberries, silky limestone minerals, chalky on tongue. It's smooth elegant but simple. However, it did pair well with the spicy tomato sauce with sausage over linguini.

Dark & light sweet & sour cherries, strawberry hues, dark raspberries, silky limestone minerals, chalky on tongue. It's smooth elegant but simple. However, it did pair well with the spicy tomato sauce with sausage over linguini.

Sep 18th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Nice sweet and sour cherries, at times liquor like, ripe blackberries, dusty limestone, slight tar quality, elegant and smooth.

Nice sweet and sour cherries, at times liquor like, ripe blackberries, dusty limestone, slight tar quality, elegant and smooth.

Jan 9th, 2016