Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016 (750 ml)

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  • RP: 96
  • WE: 95
  • JS: 95
  • WS: 95

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016

Brunello Riserva offers a solid, full body and excellent aging potential. Its ample and complex bouquet is reminiscent of violets, wild berries, cedar, leather, tobacco and spices. On the palate, it is austere and seductive with a perfect blend of fruit, acidity and mouth coating tannins. This is the perfect bottle for Brunello lovers.

Pair with Steak au poivre, rack of lamb or beef carpaccio.

Critic Ratings

Robert Parker Wine Advocate Review - Published 17th Feb 2022 - Rated 96:
The Altesino 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva holds tight to its unique character and power. The classic 2016 vintage produced generous wines that are layered and rich but also coiled tightly at their core. This wine exemplifies this point, adding lots of tart Sangiovese fruit and freshness along the way. It also shows an impressive richness of flavors with dried cherry, licorice, pressed violets, balsam herb and dusty limestone. The caveat with this wine, should you decide to drink it early, is that it needs extra time to open (and a double decanting would also help). This 10,000-bottle production opens beautifully in time. Rating: 96+

Wine Enthusiast Review - Published 4/1/2022 - Rated 95:
This polished red opens with inviting aromas of ripe woodland berries, violet, new leather and camphor. Full-bodied and elegant, the smooth palate features fleshy black cherry, raspberry jam, licorice and tobacco alongside velvety, fine-grained tannins.

James Suckling Review - Published February 7, 2022 - Rated 95:
There’s beautiful purity in this Brunello with cherry and floral aromas, as well as hints of lavender and rosemary flowers. It’s full-bodied with linear tannins that provide form and focus. It’s extremely long and beautiful, yet needs three to four years to show all the goodness it has.

Wine Spectator Review - Issue June 30, 2022 - Rated 95:
A beautifully integrated and solidly built Brunello, this is hallmarked by textbook aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry, iron, sanguine and tobacco. Delivers accents of herbs, earth and almond that emerge as it plays out on the long, detailed finish. Approachable now and should age over the next decade or more.

Winery Altesino - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Year 2016
Grape Varietal Sangiovese
Size 750 ML
ABV 14.5%
Wine Style Red Wine

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