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    Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2004
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • WE94
    • WS92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Enthusiast, 92 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 98385

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Brunello is considered the "ambassador" of top quality Italian wines. This renowned and popular Brunello is made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes hand harvested from the Altesino, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Macina and Pianezzine vineyards.

    The ruby red color of this wine tends towards garnet with age. The bouquet displays ample aromas of violet, wild berries, tobacco, chocolate and vanilla. On the palate, Altesino Brunello is rich, full-bodied and velvety. With juicy tannins framing a balanced acidity, this Brunello is the wine of choice for rich dishes such as osso buco, pot roasts, barbecues and beef stew.

    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.

    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
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    Victor Markus (12/17/2010)
    One of the best wines I tested in 2010
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    WildeWine (1/31/2011)
    This one decanted for a couple hours. Opens with dark raisin flavor, transitions to bold tanins and spice. Definitely drinkable. Bought at a good price.
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    Racer042 (12/9/2010)
    I love Brunello wines and we had just come back from a trip to Tuscany, so I jumped at buying this Brunello. When it arrived, I was very disappointed. No complexity and rough. I have $9 bottles of Montepulciano D'Abruzzo which are better.
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    Elrourke (1/6/2012)

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