Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
WS 96
IWR 96
JD 95
WA 95
JS 95
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Item # 337661

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$54.95
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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: May 2021) 12+ Available
96 points Wine Spectator: "[$65 list] Balsamic aromas of wild thyme, juniper, eucalyptus and pine lead off, with cherry and plum fruit at the core. There’s latent energy that’s restrained for now by the grip of tannins, yet this is lithe and nimble despite the solid structure. Best from 2024 through 2045. (3/17/21)"

96 points International Wine Report: "Reveals its delicate essence in the floral features of hibiscus, agapanthus, flowering geraniums and hydrangeas. In the background the maturity is highlighted in the gentle notes of cherries and rose petals. Medium-full body, silky tannins and a compressed, brilliantly vivacious finish. Better from 2021."

95+ points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino has remarkably consistent integration from the nose to the palate. There are generous aromatics of fresh raspberry, rosemary, lavender and Mediterranean herbs. The palate opens up with ripe and inviting cherry fruit and tea leaf, with supple tannin and freshness on the finish. Its drinkability now should not be confused for a lack of structure, as it is true to the energetic nature of the vintage. Drink 2021-2036. (Mar 2021)"

95+ points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "[$65 list] 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. Drink: 2024-2042. (Nov 2020)"

95 points 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. Drink after 2023. (11/11/20)"
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96 points Wine Spectator: "[$65 list] Balsamic aromas of wild thyme, juniper, eucalyptus and pine lead off, with cherry and plum fruit at the core. There’s latent energy that’s restrained for now by the grip of tannins, yet this is lithe and nimble despite the solid structure. Best from 2024 through 2045. (3/17/21)"

96 points International Wine Report: "Reveals its delicate essence in the floral features of hibiscus, agapanthus, flowering geraniums and hydrangeas. In the background the maturity is highlighted in the gentle notes of cherries and rose petals. Medium-full body, silky tannins and a compressed, brilliantly vivacious finish. Better from 2021."

95+ points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino has remarkably consistent integration from the nose to the palate. There are generous aromatics of fresh raspberry, rosemary, lavender and Mediterranean herbs. The palate opens up with ripe and inviting cherry fruit and tea leaf, with supple tannin and freshness on the finish. Its drinkability now should not be confused for a lack of structure, as it is true to the energetic nature of the vintage. Drink 2021-2036. (Mar 2021)"

95+ points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "[$65 list] 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. Drink: 2024-2042. (Nov 2020)"

95 points 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. Drink after 2023. (11/11/20)"
Product SKU 337661
Producer Altesino
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
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