Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

75 cl

Brunello di Montalcino is the ambassador of top quality Italian wines around the world - indeed, it was the first wine to receive the DOCG appellation! Its flavour fully explains why it received this honour; it is a well-balanced, full-bodied wine with good tannins and a solid structure.

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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is the ambassador of top quality Italian wines around the world - indeed, it was the first wine to receive the DOCG appellation! Its flavour fully explains why it received this honour; it is a well-balanced, full-bodied wine with good tannins and a solid structure.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Fabulous aromas of fresh tangerines and ripe blueberries
Palate Aromas follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy, ripe-fruit finish
Colour Ruby Red
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol % 14
Style Dry, Full Bodied
Estate/Producer Altesino
Country Italy
Region/AOC Tuscany
Vintage 2011
Making Techniques Aged for 4 years in Slavonian oak barrels
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Best from now-2030
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Robert Parker 92 Points The 2009 Brunello do Montalcino is loaded tight with fresh berry aromas and crushed flower followed by measured leather and spice. The wine ages for 30 months in large oak cask. There is a touch of heat (the back label lists 14.5% Alcohol) that is only just discernable, happily, that power
Wine Advocate 91 Points. 'The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino shows a very distinct personality that separates it from its peers. There's a dark, mysterious and masculine side to this wine that is evident from first impact. The bouquet offers infinite layers of black fruit, plum, spice, cumin seed and crushed clove. You get a great sense of moist earth, tobacco and forest floor. Nothing is obvious. The wine keeps you guessing sip after sip.'
Wine Enthusiast 93 Points. 'Fragrant and sleek, this opens with scents of blue flower, pressed powder, perfumed berry and chopped herb. The balanced, full-bodied palate delivers licorice, ripe black cherry, clove and tobacco while firm, velvety tannins lend structure and finesse.'
Wine Spectator 92 Points. 'The sweet cherry core is framed by dense, ripe tannins in this red. Leather, tobacco and iron notes add depth. The finish is fresh and long. Best from 2018 through 2030.'
James Suckling 92 Points. 'This is long and delicious with lovely cherry, chocolate and fresh walnut flavors. Linear yet open with persistence and joy.'
Vinous-Antonio Galloni 92 Points. 'Altesino's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino opens with beguiling aromatics. Sage, licorice, menthol and sweet tobacco flesh out nicely as the wine shows off its ample, broad personality. The tannins could use another year or two to soften, but all the elements are very nicely balanced throughout.'

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