2018 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

2017 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

2018 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

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Producer: Altesino
Region: Brunello di MontalcinoTuscanyItaly
Varietal: Sangiovese
Year: 
2018 

James Suckling, 95 Points

"A concentrated bead of blackberries and minerals pervades the nose and palate. Medium-to full-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a balanced finish. Tight and very focused. Classic Brunello for the vintage. Best from 2023." 

Wine Advocate, 94 Points 

"The Altesino 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is ripe and round with lots of pretty textural richness and juicy fruit flavors. These qualities tie in nicely with the character of the vintage that saw long and hot summer days. Dark fruit, plum and blackcurrant pave the way for savory spice, tobacco and limestone. The effect is soothing and rich, and the wine remains perfumed and silky to the end. The tannins are well managed in this hot-vintage wine. Fruit is sourced over 25 hectares of vines with tufo soils and alberese rock. Best after 2024." 

Wine Spectator, 92 Points 

"Blackberry, black cherry, iron and loam aromas and flavors are the highlights of this firmly-structured red. Fresh, picking up rosemary and oak spice accents on the finish. Best from 2025 through 2042. 11,600 cases made, 3,500 cases imported." 

Wine Enthusiast, 90 Points 

"Inviting aromas of ripe plum, violet, baking spice and leather waft out of the glass. Full-bodied and dense, the approachable palate features fleshy black cherry, star anise and mocha while velvety tannins provide gentle support. It's already ready, so drink soon." 

Alcohol: 14.5%

*Price and availability in store may vary. Vintage date may differ from pictured. 

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