Tenuta di Sesta

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.0139 ratings
9.023 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
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.3

Brunello is one of my wife’s favorite wines, so she was pretty excited when this press sample showed up last week. Wonderfully silky with that powdery tannic grip that Sangiovese can offer, this is a classic old-school expression of Brunello - with gorgeous cherry, sandalwood, dried herbs and floral high notes. Fantastic acidity brings a dried orange peel quality to the finish and keeps the wine quite fresh as those dried herb notes soar for quite some time.

Brunello is one of my wife’s favorite wines, so she was pretty excited when this press sample showed up last week. Wonderfully silky with that powdery tannic grip that Sangiovese can offer, this is a classic old-school expression of Brunello - with gorgeous cherry, sandalwood, dried herbs and floral high notes. Fantastic acidity brings a dried orange peel quality to the finish and keeps the wine quite fresh as those dried herb notes soar for quite some time.

Apr 6th, 2021
Randy Fuller

The wine shows a medium ruby tint in the glass. The nose gives off aromas of black cherry and licorice, plum and tobacco. It is as complex as one might imagine for a wine which spent two and a half years in oak. On the palate, there is red fruit along with some savory notes of earth and oak spice. The tannins are supple and the acidity is refreshing. This is a wine to pair with a special steak or game dish.

The wine shows a medium ruby tint in the glass. The nose gives off aromas of black cherry and licorice, plum and tobacco. It is as complex as one might imagine for a wine which spent two and a half years in oak. On the palate, there is red fruit along with some savory notes of earth and oak spice. The tannins are supple and the acidity is refreshing. This is a wine to pair with a special steak or game dish.

Mar 29th, 2021
Jay Kline

Brought from a guest to the house to accompany a dinner last week. My first time trying this producer. It was actually a pretty interesting wine. Definitely made in a more traditional style. Bright cherries and dried herbs. Definitely some Brett but only enough to make it charming. A rustic BdM.

Brought from a guest to the house to accompany a dinner last week. My first time trying this producer. It was actually a pretty interesting wine. Definitely made in a more traditional style. Bright cherries and dried herbs. Definitely some Brett but only enough to make it charming. A rustic BdM.

Nov 28th, 2019
Bart Hansen - Dane Cellars

Spectacular after opening, still has life, wish I had another bottle

Spectacular after opening, still has life, wish I had another bottle

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2014
Brent S

Fruity and too easy going down. In a good way.

Fruity and too easy going down. In a good way.

Jul 16th, 2016
Greg Garnish

Lifted fragrance of red fruits with a rustic vanilla cedar liquorice backbone. The age is adding savoury complexity, evolving through each taste. Great palate with tannins and acid. Drinking great.

Lifted fragrance of red fruits with a rustic vanilla cedar liquorice backbone. The age is adding savoury complexity, evolving through each taste. Great palate with tannins and acid. Drinking great.

Jan 13th, 2016
Michael Descamps

Raspberry preserves, oolong tea, blood, cardamom. Chalky midpalate. This is such a killer little wine.

Raspberry preserves, oolong tea, blood, cardamom. Chalky midpalate. This is such a killer little wine.

Nov 27th, 2015
Daron Watson

herbal & dark fruit nose ~ similar flavors ~ needs at least an hour

herbal & dark fruit nose ~ similar flavors ~ needs at least an hour

Oct 31st, 2015
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.0

What a pretty #brunello fresh and fun red and black fruit and a zipping acidity. #altesino #riserva

What a pretty #brunello fresh and fun red and black fruit and a zipping acidity. #altesino #riserva

Oct 24th, 2015
Michael Descamps

Tenuta di Sesta 2010. This winery consistently turns out well made brunellos. This wine is backed with cherry cordial, tea spices, and dried flower tones. A hell of a value.

Tenuta di Sesta 2010. This winery consistently turns out well made brunellos. This wine is backed with cherry cordial, tea spices, and dried flower tones. A hell of a value.

Aug 14th, 2015