Stella di Campalto Podere San Giuseppe

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.4101 ratings
9.334 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.3

Dark spices, earth, cedar, dried red roses, with a bit of volatility that’s makes it only more complex and enjoyable. Probably at its peak now, but will last another decade.

Dark spices, earth, cedar, dried red roses, with a bit of volatility that’s makes it only more complex and enjoyable. Probably at its peak now, but will last another decade.

May 29th, 2018
Benjamin Silver

Very enjoyable stylistically, balance wise & elegance. Definitely well crafted! It was a bit shut down, & would like more complexity at that price. May be bottle variation, will open 2nd bottle in a few years, but also will try to source more recent vintages. 13.5% alc

Very enjoyable stylistically, balance wise & elegance. Definitely well crafted! It was a bit shut down, & would like more complexity at that price. May be bottle variation, will open 2nd bottle in a few years, but also will try to source more recent vintages. 13.5% alc

Aug 16th, 2017
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If you don't know Brunello's Leading Lady already, you better start. Stella's 2008 Brunello is a perfect example of how elegant Sangiovese from Montalcino can be in a classic vintage. Drink now but don't forget to save some to drink in a couple of years!

If you don't know Brunello's Leading Lady already, you better start. Stella's 2008 Brunello is a perfect example of how elegant Sangiovese from Montalcino can be in a classic vintage. Drink now but don't forget to save some to drink in a couple of years!

6 people found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Exceptional and pure immediately come to mind and are affirmed over 2-3 hours. This is Sangiovese Grosso in a very Burgundian, transparent and very pure expression.
A new producer of sorts, the earliest wines were in 2006 under this label from what I recall.

Being my first Stella the color is uncommonly lighter for a Brunello than you would expect.

The nose is pure, with elegant raspberry and strawberry fruits that meld with Earthy minerality, mushroom and spice into a beautiful, sensual perfume.

The palate continues the purity party, marrying a persistence and depth that reminds me again of Burgundy. A long finish carries the fruit, fresh acids and the fine, supple tannin.
As great as it is now, will it reach even more heights? Only time will tell.
#brunello #sangiovese

Exceptional and pure immediately come to mind and are affirmed over 2-3 hours. This is Sangiovese Grosso in a very Burgundian, transparent and very pure expression.
A new producer of sorts, the earliest wines were in 2006 under this label from what I recall.

Being my first Stella the color is uncommonly lighter for a Brunello than you would expect.

The nose is pure, with elegant raspberry and strawberry fruits that meld with Earthy minerality, mushroom and spice into a beautiful, sensual perfume.

The palate continues the purity party, marrying a persistence and depth that reminds me again of Burgundy. A long finish carries the fruit, fresh acids and the fine, supple tannin.
As great as it is now, will it reach even more heights? Only time will tell.
#brunello #sangiovese

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2016
Bobby Stuckey

Master Sommelier, Partner Frasca Food & Wine, Vintner Scarpetta Wines

9.2

This lady saved the night

This lady saved the night

1 person found it helpfulOct 27th, 2015
Chris MacLean

Not as great as the last time I had this wine. Still much to like (earthy, layered fruit) but a slight plummy turn seemed to indicate a storage/transfer problem.

Not as great as the last time I had this wine. Still much to like (earthy, layered fruit) but a slight plummy turn seemed to indicate a storage/transfer problem.

Nov 17th, 2016
Jean-Marie Robin

From a star of Brunello Stella Di Campalto

From a star of Brunello Stella Di Campalto

Nov 26th, 2015
Christopher Stadler

Roasty, gamey, stewed fruit & tomato

Roasty, gamey, stewed fruit & tomato

Oct 16th, 2015
Alexandre Calvi

2007 shows developed sour cherries, pomegranate, cranberry a good acidity and a bit of mushroom notes

2007 shows developed sour cherries, pomegranate, cranberry a good acidity and a bit of mushroom notes

May 29th, 2015
Kristjan Peäske

Fantastico

Fantastico

Apr 12th, 2015