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Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino (1.5 Liter) 2007

Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
  • JS 98
  • V 94
  • ST 93
  • WS 93
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Winemaker Notes

Brunello Montosoli has a deep ruby red color which turns into a garnet red with age. Its bouquet has outstanding character with hints of black cherry, blackberries, raspberries, violet, liquorice, vanilla and a slight accent of pink peppercorn. On the palate it reveals a dry, warm, velvety flavor, rich in substance and noble pedigree, ending with a warm note that lingers persuasively.

Critical Acclaim

JS 98
James Suckling

Best Montosoli since 1997. Aromas of plum jam and cherries follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Pure fruit here. The purity to this wine is impressive. It is laser-guided in structure and fruit. Try in 2014.

V 94
Vinous / Antonio Galloni

The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli shows fabulous depth and richness from start to finish. Tobacco, cedar, licorice, new leather and spices add complexity to the fruit in this beautifully textured, expressive Montosoli. Waves of fruit build through to the finish as this intense, rich Brunello shows off its pedigree. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.

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ST 93
International Wine Cellar

Medium fresh red. Red berries, minerals, spices and an exotic whiff of white fruits on the nose, along with complicating hints of leather and animal fur. Lush, sweet and sexy, showing a fine-grained, suave texture to the flavors of red fruits and leather. Quite full for an Altesino wine, in the ripe, rich style of the vintage. And a step up in intensity and structure from the 2007 classico. Finishes with utterly smooth tannins and terrific lingering perfume. These 2007s are worthy successors to Altesino's outstanding 2006s.

WS 93
Wine Spectator

Macerated cherry and earth notes mark this meaty, sanguine red. These components are offset by thick, dense tannins and the finish is compact. Requires time. Best from 2014 through 2027.

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Altesino, , Italy
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Though the worldwide reputation of Brunello has encouraged a certain conservatism among Montalcino estates, Altesino has always been an innovative leader. The estate pioneered the technique of aging its IGT wines in small French oak barrels, limiting the time spent in oak to enhance each wine's personality. The resulting wines were a groundbreaking improvement over those produced by traditional methods. No longer overwhelmed by wood, they were able to display the unique characteristics of the... View More