1997 Altesino - Brunello di Montalcino 750ml

Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino/ Red / Sangiovese   |     Watch

IWC 92   Collector 90
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

($60) Dark garnet with a ruby rim. Lovely scents of plum, mocha and tobacco regale the nose. Sweet on entry, then nicely delineated, with flavors of plum jam, licorice, mint and tar. Plushly textured, with full fuzzy tannins, this medium-to-full-bodied wine exudes earthy undertones in the lingering finish.

Author: Edward Beltrami
Issue: Issue 103

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: ciliegiolo
Tasted On: 07/25/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2017

Author: Shal
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 06/15/2009
Altesino's medium to full-bodied 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a dense ruby/garnet color in addition to aromas of creosote, new saddle leather, figs, plums, dried herbs, and white flowers. It is a meaty, complex, accessible, concentrated yet still young, vigorous Brunello with good underlying acidity and moderate tannin.

Rating: 93
Author: swimmer
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/04/2010
WOW. WHAT A GREAT WINE. SOLID FRUIT DARK CARE WITH INTEGRATED TANNINS. Is this what Brunellos are about? Sign me up for more. Has plenty of years left for the cellar.

Rating: 87
Author: Bill Bender
Trust Rating: 80
Tasted On: 12/06/2008

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Average rating: 91, based on 5 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

849 bottles owned by 268 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Sangiovese

Italyâ??s most popular grape, Sangiovese is the top grape used in Tuscany including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and many of Italyâ??s â??Super Tuscans.â?? At least 14 clones of Sangiovese exist which are grouped into the Sangiovese grosso and Sangiovese piccolo families. Sangiovese thrives in a warm climate and consists of over 10% of Italyâ??s vineyard acreage (covering almost a quarter million acres). Over the past decade Sangiovese has become increasingly popular and successful in California as well. Typical descriptors for Sangiovese include candied or dried cherry, citrus, leather, violets and tea.

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