Warm your soul with this sensual Brunello that straddles the light and dark sides of Sangiovese with admirable grace. An alluring perfume of flowers and cedar falls into crushed cherry and clove. Velvet-textured with a dense core of fleshy red berries, this spellbinding Brunello is already irresistible but promises even greater rewards to anyone with the self-control to cellar it...or the foresight to buy a few extra bottles.
There’s a sensuality to Costanti's 2016 Brunello di Montalcino. It’s something about the way it draws you in and warms the soul. Its bouquet straddles both the light and dark sides of Sangiovese, rising up with alluring flowery perfumes, cedar dust and crushed cherry, yet then swaying toward rich brown spices and clove. The textures are velvety-smooth and elegant, ushering in a dense core of fleshy red berry fruits, which leave a coating of crystalline minerals and fine tannins in their wake. Though structured and aching for a stay in the cellar, you can’t help but pour another glass of this simply spellbinding Brunello. While in need of three to five years in the cellar for optimal enjoyment, the 2016 is absolutely worth checking in on today.