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2016 Altesino Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy

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"Brunello di Montalcino is the ambassador of top quality Italian wines around the world, the first wine to receive the DOCG appellation. Brunello is a brilliant ruby red colour...

  • 95+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95+ Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 94 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
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Ratings:

95+

"Bold cherry, dried raspberry and myrtle add to the intensity and the brightness of the bouquet. The Altesino 2016 Brunello di Montalcino displays a lively and fruit-forward ensemble with an infectious and cheerful sense of energy. This is a tonic and crisp expression of Sangiovese with lifted berry aromas backed by subtle spice, tar and licorice gained over two years of barrel aging. This is a 110,000-bottle release (and a good buy for Brunello)."

95+ Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

"The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino has remarkably consistent integration from the nose to the palate. There are generous aromatics of fresh raspberry, rosemary, lavender and Mediterranean herbs. The palate opens up with ripe and inviting cherry fruit and tea leaf, with supple tannin and freshness on the finish. Its drinkability now should not be confused for a lack of structure, as it is true to the energetic nature of the vintage. Drink 2021-2036."

95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Fresh violet, forest-floor and some pear-skin aromas, underneath brambleberries. Fresher style of Brunello. It's medium-bodied with silky tannins and a great balance between fresh-fruit and forest flavors. Drink after 2023."

94 Eric Guido - Vinous Media

"Remarkably pretty and poised yet packed full of potential, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino lifts with grace and elegance, showing dusty roses, wild strawberry, white smoke and hints of wet stone. It’s silky and refined, with cooling acids and minerals giving way to savory red berries and spice. Energy remains high, even as fine tannins create a classically dry and youthful expression, tapering off to violet florals, mocha and a hint of licorice that seems to linger for well over a minute. This is deceptively drinkable today, yet it has all of the necessary components to gain in weight and complexity over a decade or more of cellaring."

Product Description:

"Brunello di Montalcino is the ambassador of top quality Italian wines around the world, the first wine to receive the DOCG appellation. Brunello is a brilliant ruby red colour, tending towards garnet red with age. Its bouquet is intense, pure, pleasant and refined, reminiscent of sweet violet, tobacco, chocolate and pleasant hints of wild berries and vanilla. Its flavour fully confirms the above in a well-balanced, full-bodied wine with good tannins and a solid structure." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 121836
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino
Ratings

95+ - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95+ - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

94 - Eric Guido - Vinous Media

Vintage 2016
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