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2018 Le Ragnaie 'Casa Montosoli' Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese Grosso from Italy


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  • 96 Jeb Dunnuck -
  • 95+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli is lush with ripe red cherry, crushed stones, and forest floor. It has a more expansive nature on the palate, with ripe and velvety tannins that bring more richness and depth to the wine, along with notes of pressed violets, plum, and dark mineral earth. It has a long finish and is the more full-bodied of the wines in the range. Drink 2025-2045.

95+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous

The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli is a sleeping giant, slowly coming to life with a bouquet of dusty rose and brown spice over a core of dried black cherries. This is like crushed velvet on the palate, yet surprisingly lifted and graceful in feel, as dark red fruits and mineral tones drench the senses in primary concentration, leaving an air of balsam herbs to resonate. A caking of fine tannins is left to linger, nicely contrasted by a sizzle of residual acidity; yet in the end, the impression is one of youthful structure and poise. There’s such inner beauty here, but it will be years before the 2018 comes fully into focus.

95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

One of three single-vineyard wines released by Le Ragnaie, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Casanovina Montosoli reveals fresh and saturated fruit flavors of dark cherry, pressed blueberry and mild spice. You feel the soft richness of ripe fruit. You also feel a distinctive mineral signature with chalky crushed stone that adds to the dryness and powdery tannins of this wine. Despite all that, there is a lingering sweet cherry note on the close. It needs a few more years to flesh out. The wine ages in both cement and large oak botte.

Product Detail

Item # 135081
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino

96 - Jeb Dunnuck -

95+ - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

95 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese Grosso
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste Cherry, Red Plum, Strawberry, Fig. OTHER: Roasted Pepper, Tomato, Leather, Clay, Brick, Tobacco, Smoke, Oregano and Thyme
Nose cherry, plum, and red currant, strawberry, Fig, leather, tobacco, dried roses and Potpourri