Brunello di Montalcino's reputation has taken a few dingers over the past years. It is the small producers who have always focused on quality who have come through mostly unscathed, though the downward pressure on pricing has kept Brunello quite affordable.
Conti Costanti is a traditional producer who has made compelling Brunello for decades. Emerging from the turmoil of recent years as a leader in preserving the expression of the wine, Conti Costanti's wines are finding new audiences. People are falling in love with the blend of complexity, power and elegance of these wines. Another Tuscan producer who seems to be able to tease some Burgundian magic out of his vines. This is drinking well today but will only improve with additional time in the cellar. I'm counting on it!