1999 Altesino - Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 750ml

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

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 96
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/14/2014
Awesome stuff! Dried herbs, ripe red fruits, soy, spice, and cigar smoke notes.

Rating: 95
Author: Juan K
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/11/2012

Rating: 95
Author: Thor
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/26/2009

Rating: 94
Author: Dr. Fil
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 06/02/2011
Drink Dates: 2011
This wine exploded on the palate with big notes of cherry, toasted almonds, leather, anise, and toasted oak. With a beautiful deep ruby color and long legs, it was still big enough to stand up to a prosciutto wrapped filet set over wild and domestic musrooms. The mouthfeel was big and the tannins still chewy. I didn't want this bottle to end. It was powerful down to the last drop.

Average rating: 91, based on 4 reviews

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453 bottles owned by 150 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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