Altesino 2016 Brunello di Montalcino

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$59.99
SKU:
53980
UPC:
098709082403
Size:
750ml
Points:
95
ABV:
14.5
Country/State:
Italy
Vintage:
2016

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Product Overview

The 2016 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino is an example of finesse and elegance inherent to Montalcino's bestvineyard sites. Ruby-red with a garnet rim, this wine's bouquet displays ample aromas of violet, wild berries,tobacco, chocolate, and vanilla. On the palate, Altesino Brunello is rich, full-bodied, and velvety. With soft tannins, balanced acidity, and a supple body, this Brunello is the wine of choice for rich dishes such as osso bucco, pot roasts, barbecues, and beef stew.

Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Vineyards: Altesino, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Macina, Pianezzine vineyards
Aging: 36-42 months in Slavonian oak, followed by 6 months in bottle prior to release
Winemakers: Simone Giunti, Alessandro Ciacci

95+ Points - Wine Advocate
"Bold cherry, dried raspberry and myrtle add to the intensity and the brightness of the bouquet. The Altesino 2016 Brunello di Montalcino displays a lively and fruit-forward ensemble with an infectious and cheerful sense of energy. This is a tonic and crisp expression of Sangiovese with lifted berry aromas backed by subtle spice, tar and licorice gained over two years of barrel aging. This is a 110,000-bottle release (and a good buy for Brunello)." -ML, 11/30/20

95+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck

95 Points - James Suckling

95 Points - Wine Spectator
"Balsamic aromas of wild thyme, juniper, eucalyptus and pine lead off, with cherry and plum fruit at the core. There’s latent energy that’s restrained for now by the grip of tannins, yet this is lithe and nimble despite the solid structure. Best from 2024 through 2045. 10,000 cases made." -BS, 6/30/21

94 Points - Vinous
"Remarkably pretty and poised yet packed full of potential, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino lifts with grace and elegance, showing dusty roses, wild strawberry, white smoke and hints of wet stone. It’s silky and refined, with cooling acids and minerals giving way to savory red berries and spice. Energy remains high, even as fine tannins create a classically dry and youthful expression, tapering off to violet florals, mocha and a hint of licorice that seems to linger for well over a minute. This is deceptively drinkable today, yet it has all of the necessary components to gain in weight and complexity over a decade or more of cellaring." -EG, Nov/2020

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"This polished red opens with aromas recalling violet, wild berry, forest floor and new leather. On the bright, savory palate, lithe, fine-grained tannins accompany spiced cranberry, pomegranate, blood orange and vanilla before finishing on bitter almond. Fresh acidity keeps it light on its feet. Drink 2023–2031." -KO, 5/1/21

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