2016 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

$64.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
WA95+JS95

PRE-ARRIVAL: THIS WINE WILL SHIP IN APRIL 2021

This is a fine example of the finesse and elegance that come so naturally from the best Montalcino vineyard sites. Velvet tannins and balanced acidity make it a perfect paring for barbecue, where its full-bodied richness can hold its own against bold flavors. Still, take a moment to really appreciate the ample aromas of violet, wild berries, tobacco and vanilla before you dive in. First whiff to final sip, this is built to satisfy.

Varietal:
Sangiovese
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Montalcino
SKU #:
1045299
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA95+

Wine Advocate

Bold cherry, dried raspberry and myrtle add to the intensity and the brightness of the bouquet. The Altesino 2016 Brunello di Montalcino displays a lively and fruit-forward ensemble with an infectious and cheerful sense of energy. This is a tonic and crisp expression of Sangiovese with lifted berry aromas backed by subtle spice, tar and licorice gained over two years of barrel aging. This is a 110,000-bottle release (and a good buy for Brunello).

JS95

James Suckling

Fresh violet, forest-floor and some pear-skin aromas, underneath brambleberries. Fresher style of Brunello. It’s medium-bodied with silky tannins and a great balance between fresh-fruit and forest flavors.