Brunello/Rosso di Montalcino

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The view of medieval Tuscan town of Montalcino from the vineyards below is spectacular, as is the view of down to those vineyards from the city walls. Something about the Sangiovese from this small appellation is special, and makes Brunello di Montalcino one of the great wines of Italy. Don't want to spend big on a Brunello? You can still enjoy a wonderful Rosso di Montalcino at a very reasonable price.


Il Poggione 2017 Rosso di Montalcino 750ml


Bright red cherries, stone fruits, smoke and tobacco are some of the notes that jump from the glass in the 2013 Rosso di Montalcino. In this vintage, the Rosso is bright, floral and medium in body, all of which make it extremely versatile. This is...

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Il Poggione 2013/2014 Brunello di Montalcino 750ml


Il Poggione has one of the appellation's most enviable track records for quality and cellar longevity. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a different beast. This wine prizes elegance, finesse and a compact mouthfeel. I would suggest a slightly shorter...

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Pertimali 2013 Brunello Di Montalcino 750ml


The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a wine of beautiful and noteworthy elegance. It shows a fine and delicate quality of fruit, with wild berry and dark cherry at the front. That fruit intensity builds slowly as the wine warms in the glass, but it always...

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Collemattoni 2017 Rosso di Montalcino 750ml


Here I’m finding ripe strawberries with brown sweet spice, hints of tobacco, cedar and wild herbs. The 2017 Rosso di Montalcino is soft and zesty on the palate, with ripe red berry fruit backed by saturating minerals and inner floral tones, showing...

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Argiano 2014 Brunello di Montalcino 750ml


Dark red-ruby. Enticing strawberry and red cherry aromas and flavors are complicated by floral and smoky notes. Multilayered and suave, with a hint of alcoholic warmth (14.5%) on the rising, long and suave finish dominated by a strong smoky note. Score:...

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La Serena 2012 Brunello di Montalcino 750ml


Dark and deep in appearance, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino bears many of the hallmark characteristics of the vintage. Sangiovese produced smaller berries and thicker color extraction in this vintage. This Brunello does indeed show more muscle and...

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Canalicchio di Sopra 2017 Rosso di Montalcino 750ml


Canalicchio di Sopra pays special attention to its lower-end wines. I always like to point this out to readers in the search for great value from Tuscany. The 2017 Rosso di Montalcino is an immediate and enticing expression with soft layers of ripe...

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Siro Pacenti 2015 Rosso di Montalcino DOC 750ml


The 2015 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the most nuanced and delicate wines of the vintage. Sweet red cherry, mint, spice and star anise all run through the 2015. Light on its feet and gracious (for a Pacenti Rosso), the 2015 is absolutely gorgeous in the...

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Biondi Santi 2016 Rosso di Montalcino 750ml


I am immediately smitten by the Biondi-Santi 2016 Rosso di Montalcino thanks to the purity of the aromas on display. The bouquet literally submerges the senses in Sangiovese, with those delicate aromas of wild rose, violets, wet earth and brambly forest...

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