Tenuta Col d'Orcia

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.11087 ratings
9.0143 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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Paco Suro

Traditional. Old school.

Traditional. Old school.

Mar 6th, 2022
Martin Bergo

After opening two other bottles from the same vintage that were bad (one slightly corked - drinkable but no fun to be reminded of TCA every sip; and the other just flat) - this third bottle delivered all that could be expected including a haunting minerally-flowery nose with troufles and forest herbs; an elegant silky mouthfeel, and a looooong most refined finish!

After opening two other bottles from the same vintage that were bad (one slightly corked - drinkable but no fun to be reminded of TCA every sip; and the other just flat) - this third bottle delivered all that could be expected including a haunting minerally-flowery nose with troufles and forest herbs; an elegant silky mouthfeel, and a looooong most refined finish!

Apr 2nd, 2021
Martin Bergo

Gets better and better.

Gets better and better.

Dec 26th, 2020
Chris MacLean

Tough to pass this up for 23 euros at a mountain town supermarket. Showed really well. Classic brunello notes, good persistence and balance

Tough to pass this up for 23 euros at a mountain town supermarket. Showed really well. Classic brunello notes, good persistence and balance

Sep 7th, 2020
Martin Bergo

Youth and power with bundles of finesse.

Youth and power with bundles of finesse.

Aug 28th, 2020
Martin Bergo

A -13 on half-bottle. The 13s consistently outperform the 12s from this producer, IMHO. More elegans and overall balance.

A -13 on half-bottle. The 13s consistently outperform the 12s from this producer, IMHO. More elegans and overall balance.

Aug 1st, 2020
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
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.

6 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
Isa Carlsson

Svartvinbärssmak, platt

Svartvinbärssmak, platt

2 people found it helpfulNov 19th, 2015