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Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.151 ratings
9.17 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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Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.2

Captivating aromatic bouquet after time spent decanting. This is a by the book Brunello, featuring dried cherry, black cherry, blackberry, loads of cinnamon, vanilla, bitter chocolate, & tar. All are seamless, deep, & savory. Spice & fruit comes first, & last remarkably long. Opened young, of course, but patience isn't a virtue of mine. || Decanted 5 hours.

Captivating aromatic bouquet after time spent decanting. This is a by the book Brunello, featuring dried cherry, black cherry, blackberry, loads of cinnamon, vanilla, bitter chocolate, & tar. All are seamless, deep, & savory. Spice & fruit comes first, & last remarkably long. Opened young, of course, but patience isn't a virtue of mine. || Decanted 5 hours.

2 people found it helpfulSep 6th, 2016
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Great texture and mouthfeel. Moderate astringency with refined finish. Amble tannin and acid.

Great texture and mouthfeel. Moderate astringency with refined finish. Amble tannin and acid.

Sep 8th, 2015
David Metcalf

Stylish but not too tame. Forget about it for five years or more.

Stylish but not too tame. Forget about it for five years or more.

Jul 22nd, 2016
Vivek Singh

39th birthday Brunello from our trip to Tuscany. 2010 tasted aged enough to drink now.

39th birthday Brunello from our trip to Tuscany. 2010 tasted aged enough to drink now.

Dec 18th, 2020
Marc Melser

Terrific Brunello with tastes of black cherry, leather tobacco. Tannins smoothed out. Cigar box on the bouquet. Terrific wine.

Terrific Brunello with tastes of black cherry, leather tobacco. Tannins smoothed out. Cigar box on the bouquet. Terrific wine.

Mar 28th, 2020
Eric

Good with food.

Good with food.

Dec 14th, 2019
Eric

Lame.

Lame.

Aug 10th, 2018
Hari Chenglath

Really drinking well. I have opened 2 bottles in the past 2 months and always came up tops on body, complexity and finish compared to drinking it in Italy in 2015.

Really drinking well. I have opened 2 bottles in the past 2 months and always came up tops on body, complexity and finish compared to drinking it in Italy in 2015.

Jan 1st, 2018
Craig Stanfield

So approachable from opening. Graceful and elegant. Smokey, with red raspberry and strawberry. Light on its feet but the feel and deliciousness carries all the way from start to finish.

So approachable from opening. Graceful and elegant. Smokey, with red raspberry and strawberry. Light on its feet but the feel and deliciousness carries all the way from start to finish.

Sep 22nd, 2016
Eric Rueber

Rosso, bacon & celery?, smoke, not a long finish, 15%, roses, mid to upper level tannins, good sangio.

Rosso, bacon & celery?, smoke, not a long finish, 15%, roses, mid to upper level tannins, good sangio.

Jun 5th, 2016