Tenuta Col d'Orcia

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1887 ratings
9.0124 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
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Shay A
9.0

It was Weston’s hosting today for the Wednesday Wine Committee and probably the most informative lunch to date. Though everything was tasted “blind” as usual, we were all given a list of grapes to choose from for the whites and the reds, since they were all meant to be very similar.

Debates between calling this the Sangiovese or Nebbiolo. Acidic and lots of tar. Ended up guessing Sangiovese based on the tannic structure of wine number three. ✔️

It was Weston’s hosting today for the Wednesday Wine Committee and probably the most informative lunch to date. Though everything was tasted “blind” as usual, we were all given a list of grapes to choose from for the whites and the reds, since they were all meant to be very similar.

Debates between calling this the Sangiovese or Nebbiolo. Acidic and lots of tar. Ended up guessing Sangiovese based on the tannic structure of wine number three. ✔️

Feb 7th, 2018
Alessandra Diana

Wow! This wine is drinking beautifully already but still has a long way to go. 2012 is a good year. Long, long finish.

Wow! This wine is drinking beautifully already but still has a long way to go. 2012 is a good year. Long, long finish.

Nov 4th, 2017
Caleb Schiff

Classic and rustic brunello

Classic and rustic brunello

Aug 25th, 2017
Gabriella Macari

Can hold, should hold. Layered, complex, back-of-palate dance, long finish.

Can hold, should hold. Layered, complex, back-of-palate dance, long finish.

5 people found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2014
Doug Cranmer

An understated, if elegant Brunello. A bit soft for my taste. Some reviewers mentioned this wine needing more time; I'd think almost the opposite. Good nonetheless. A Thanksgiving in Bologna (IT) wine for us.

An understated, if elegant Brunello. A bit soft for my taste. Some reviewers mentioned this wine needing more time; I'd think almost the opposite. Good nonetheless. A Thanksgiving in Bologna (IT) wine for us.

2 people found it helpfulNov 26th, 2015
Larry Benowski

Really rich tannins , soft dark fruit, very long finish

Really rich tannins , soft dark fruit, very long finish

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2018
Gadi Karpel

89/100
Vintage 2010
#italy #karpel #sangiovese

89/100
Vintage 2010
#italy #karpel #sangiovese

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2016
Hannes Huefken

Velvety nose of cognac and red fruit. There's some strangely harsh tannin action going on on the front palate. Pepper and steel. This feeling stays around, making for a long finish. Bone dry, I'd say. Strong acidity. Great wine, but it's pretty demanding right now. Same thing on day two. Lingers for minutes and, in a way, hours. So maybe hold for I don't know how many years. Looking forward, though. 50+4+12+18+9=92. PS: A creamy dish saved it. Great fun!

Velvety nose of cognac and red fruit. There's some strangely harsh tannin action going on on the front palate. Pepper and steel. This feeling stays around, making for a long finish. Bone dry, I'd say. Strong acidity. Great wine, but it's pretty demanding right now. Same thing on day two. Lingers for minutes and, in a way, hours. So maybe hold for I don't know how many years. Looking forward, though. 50+4+12+18+9=92. PS: A creamy dish saved it. Great fun!

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2015
Andrea Pace

Bellissimo.!! Un 68 completamente intatto sotto tutti gli aspetti. 👍

Bellissimo.!! Un 68 completamente intatto sotto tutti gli aspetti. 👍

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2015
K H Steilen

Bon anniversare, Matt!

Bon anniversare, Matt!

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2015