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    Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2004
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • WE94
    • JS92
    Price: $75.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Enthusiast, 92 Wine Spectator, 92 James Suckling

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 116171

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Brunello di Montalcino is the ambassador of top quality Italian wines around the world, the first wine to receive the DOCG appellation. Brunello is a brilliant ruby red color, 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 flavor fully confirms the above in a well-balanced, full-bodied wine with good tannins and a solid structure.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Altesino delivers a wonderfully harmonious wine that invites one delicious sip after another thanks to its polished intensity. Subtle wood shadings appear in the background of bright cherry and blackberry. Overall, what distinguishes this wine is the sense of focus, sharpness and purity.
    Cellar Selection

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Shows bright berry, earth, mushroom and leather on the nose. Full-bodied, with very ripe, almost raisiny fruit. Tight and lean now, but the rich fruit comes through on the finish. Give this time. Best after 2011. 10,000 cases made.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Altesino makes consistantly outstanding Brunello. Intense aromas of dried dark fruits and sweet tobacco. Full bodied, with very fine tannins and a sweet tangy, citrusy acidity. Love the finish. Drink now.

    92 Points
    James Suckling
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