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2013 Altesino Brunello RiservaSangiovese from Italy

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  • 97 Wine Spectator
  • 94 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 02/28/2020

About

97

Aromas of juniper, rosemary, thyme and Szechuan peppercorn segue to strawberry, cherry and rose hip flavors in this elegant red. Intense and balanced, with the structure to develop over the next two decades. Shows excellent depth and length. Best from 2022 through 2043. 833 cases made, 500 cases imported. — BS

94 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Compared to 2014, the 2013 vintage was a breeze from a farming and winemaking point of view. A relatively stress free growing season tends to transmit more clarity and intensity to the finished product. That's the impression I get when I taste the savory, rich and sophisticated 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. Some 10,000 bottles were released. This wine delivers thick ripeness with bold cherry aromas that are folded into spice, leather and tangy black licorice. This wine achieves a higher level of aromatic intensity compared to the elegant Altesino 2014 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli (which I actually preferred at this tasting). However, my impression is that this riserva from 2013 will ultimately offer a more fruitful and interesting bottle evolution five to ten years from now.

Product Detail

Item # 116018
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino
Ratings

97 - Wine Spectator

94 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit