Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany, Italy (2019 Pre-Arrival)

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany, Italy (2019 Pre-Arrival)

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany, Italy (2019 Pre-Arrival)

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95 points, Jeb Dunnuck:
"Pouring a rich ruby color, the 2019 Brunello Di Montalcino offers an attractive nose of cherry candies, sweet herbs, polished leather, and orange oils. It moves seamlessly to the palate with equally harmonious structure and a great, long finish. Medium to full-bodied, it lasts for ages. This is one of those wines that’s going to have a very wide drinking window and is exceptional already. Drink 2026-2046." (2/28/24)

95 points, Decanter:
"Altesino was the first producer in Montosoli, helping to elevate the fame of this cru. Montosoli undergoes extended aging of 28 months in large 60hl French and Slavonian oak casks. Very classic, here the typical smoky woodland aroma mingles with cherry and strawberry fruit; fresh and elegant. Liquorice, leather, and tobacco lend a dark profile to the wine. The broad palate has fierce acidity and velvety tannins, with a long, stern finish." (9/3/23)

95 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The Altesino 2019 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a rich and savory side that this wine wears very well. There is a beautiful level of dark fruit that folds into the wine's velvety texture. Blackberry and plum envelop the palate, adding elegant full-bodied volume and fine tannins along the way. The wine is aged in traditional Slavonian casks, and production reaches 110,000 bottles annually (which is very ambitious considering this level of quality)" (12/14/23)

94 points, Vinous:
"A dark ruby color in the glass, the 2019 Brunello di Montalcino opens with a beguiling blend of dusty earth, crushed rocks, savory herbs, and dried roses. This is racy and sleek, with vividly ripe wild berry fruits elevated by orange and sage, all guided by vibrant acidity. Grippy tannins take control through the finish, yet the mouth is left watering for more as a licorice tinge and dark chocolate adds a crunchy sensation." (11/23)

93 points, Wine Spectator:
"Though solidly structured, this red displays macerated flavors of cherry, plum, earth and wild herbs, backed by vibrant acidity. A hint of chocolate graces the finish alongside dense tannins. Best from 2026 through 2039. Tasted twice, with consistent notes." (6/30/24 edition)

93 points, James Suckling:
"A medium-bodied red with pretty plum and berry aromas and flavors. Fine tannins and a fresh finish. Very fine and focused. Not the most structured but this is all about finesse and polish. Drinkable but better in two or three years." (9/25/23)

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