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 2018 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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Argiano 2015 Brunello di Montalcino 750ml


This is a terrific wine and one of the new releases from Montalcino that I happily include on a short list of top recommendations. The Argiano 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows a very lively bouquet that is already singing despite the young age of this...

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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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Tenuta Buon Tempo 2018 Rosso di Montalcino 750ml


The 2018 Rosso di Montalcino is remarkably pretty, with a display of crushed wild berries, woodland earth tones, peppery florals, and a whiff of sweet spice, gaining depth and further richness the longer it sits in the glass. On the palate, soft textures...

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Talenti 2014 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 750ml


The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is made according to classic winemaking tradition. The fruit is fermented in stainless steel and later aged in barrel (made with both Slavonian and Allier oak) for 30 months. The bouquet is bright and layered with all...

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Talenti 2017 Rosso Di Montalcino 750ml


Talenti's 2017 Rosso di Montalcino avoids some of the over-ripeness you get in wines from this sunny and hot vintage. A careful approach has been implemented to draw out more of the complexity and depth you get with Sangiovese grown in the celebrated...

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Tenuta Buon Tempo 2010 Brunello di Montalcino 750ml


Aromas of menthol, savory herb and exotic spice take shape in the glass. The firm palate offers layers of dark cherry, clove and grilled sage alongside assertive but fine-grained tannins. A note of anise signals the close. Score: 92 points --...

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