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2012 Altesino Brunello RiservaSangiovese from Italy


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  • 93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"Sporting a medium dark color, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is the most robust and powerful wine among these new releases from Altesino. More than its Riserva status (that requires an extra year of aging compared to base Brunello), that richness is a result of the dry and hot 2012 growing season. You really feel the tightness, blackness and the alcohol of the fruit here. By the way, the alcohol is 15%, so it is indeed high for Sangiovese. There is a note of cherry sweetness on the close. Thankfully, there is also enough natural acidity to bring the wine back to center and balance. But the overall complexity is diminished in favor of muscle and brawn."

Product Detail

Item # 105757
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino

93 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit