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    Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2007
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • WS93
    • V92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Spectator, 92 Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 91 Wine Enthusiast, 91 International Wine Cellar, 91 James Suckling

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 115432

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Altesino Brunello is a brilliant ruby red colour, tending towards garnet red with age. Its bouquet is intense, pure, pleasant and refined, reminiscent of sweet violet, tobacco, chocolate and pleasant hints of wild berries and vanilla. Its flavour fully confirms the above in a well-balanced, full-bodied wine with good tannins and a solid structure.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Sanguine, iron and loam aromas lead off, followed by cherry, balsamic and herb flavors. Rich and chewy in texture, with sweet fruit and a lingering finish. Drink now through 2023.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is beautiful in this vintage. Layers of dark red cherries, flowers, licorice and tobacco caress the palate in this generous, expressive Brunello. The 2007 presents an intriguing combination of classic Sangiovese aromas and flavors with the generosity and radiance of the vintage. The 2007 Brunello was made from vineyards in several sub-zones in Montalcino and was aged in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.

    92 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    A dark, masculine, brooding Brunello with savory aromas of leather and cured meat behind ripe fruit and blackberry. It’s tight and clean with a streamlined mouthfeel that gives evidence to the wine’s firm tannic structure. Executed in a traditional style and shows possibility for long cellar aging.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Medium red. Tight but perfumed aromas of raspberry and flowers. At once dense and seamless, broad but with a light touch. Rich, lightly saline redcurrant and raspberry flavors are nicely framed by harmonious acidity and sweet tannins. A lovely, firm example of 2007 Brunello, finishing with good energy and grip.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Dried blueberry, with hints of lavender on the nose. Full body, with soft and silky tannins and delicious berry and light vanilla cream. Why wait?

    91 Points
    James Suckling
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