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Altesino 'Montosoli' Brunello di Montalcino 2008

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"Intense balsamic and mint notes make this red distinctive, along with currant, raspberry and floral touches. Silky, ripe and impressive, this shows elegance and a vibrant structure. Offers excellent length and resonance on the finish." -Wine Spectator *This item is extremely limited in quantity and is subject to availability.*

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Altesino:
Altesino’s fascinating ageing cellars are situated within the historic walls of Palazzo Altesi, while advanced technical facilities for processes such as fermentation, ageing and bottling are located in a building set into the side of the hill overlooking the vineyards. Altesino has always been dedicated to producing top quality wines, which is why so much attention is devoted to every... Read more
Altesino’s fascinating ageing cellars are situated within the historic walls of Palazzo Altesi, while advanced technical facilities for processes such as fermentation, ageing and bottling are located in a building set into the side of the hill overlooking the vineyards. Altesino has always been dedicated to producing top quality wines, which is why so much attention is devoted to every single detail at every stage in production, marketing, communications and image. Read less

External Reviews for Altesino 'Montosoli' Brunello di Montalcino

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/11/2016

Intense balsamic and mint notes make this red distinctive, along with currant, raspberry and floral touches. Silky, ripe and impressive, this shows elegance and a vibrant structure. Offers excellent length and resonance on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2032. 1,250 cases made. –BS - Wine Spectator Magzine 95 Points, Top 100 2013 Montosoli is a monumental wine that delivers pulp and richness with ripe fruit aromas, inky concentration and a touch of roasted spice at the back. The wine is savory and tangy with loads of aromatic intensity, but that telltale acidity from the 2008 vintage hits you at the back of the throat and keeps the palate refreshed. - M.L. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points (14% alcohol): Dark red with an amber rim. Intense peach, spicy red cherry and botanical herbs on the complex nose. On the palate, medicinal herbs and red cherry flavors are complicated by minerals and supported by slightly peppery tannins and edgy acidity. Finishes bright and aromatic, with hints of animal fur, leather and sexy oaky nuances. Richer and deeper than most other 2008 Brunellos but needs a couple of years to settle down. Right now it's not much better than the Brunello 2008 normale, but I have no doubt this will be the superior wine in ten years' time. - Stephen Tanzer 91+ Points ** Only 2 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Intense balsamic and mint notes make this red distinctive, along with currant, raspberry and floral touches. Silky, ripe and impressive, this shows elegance and a vibrant structure. Offers excellent length and resonance on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2032. 1,250 cases made. BS - Wine Spectator Magzine 95 Points, Top 100 2013Montosoli is a monumental wine that delivers pulp and richness with ripe fruit aromas, inky concentration and a touch of roasted spice at the back. The wine is savory and tangy with loads of aromatic intensity, but that telltale acidity from the 2008 vintage hits you at the back of the throat and keeps the palate refreshed. - M.L. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points(14% alcohol): Dark red with an amber rim. Intense peach, spicy red cherry and botanical herbs on the complex nose. On the palate, medicinal herbs and red cherry flavors are complicated by minerals and supported by slightly peppery tannins and edgy acidity. Finishes bright and aromatic, with hints of animal fur, leather and sexy oaky nuances. Richer and deeper than most other 2008 Brunellos but needs a couple of years to settle down. Right now it's not much better than the Brunello 2008 normale, but I have no doubt this will be the superior wine in ten years' time. - Stephen Tanzer 91+ Points** Only 5 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/20/2015

Intense balsamic and mint notes make this red distinctive, along with currant, raspberry and floral touches. Silky, ripe and impressive, this shows elegance and a vibrant structure. Offers excellent length and resonance on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2032. 1,250 cases made. –BS - Wine Spectator Magzine 95 Points, Top 100 2013 Montosoli is a monumental wine that delivers pulp and richness with ripe fruit aromas, inky concentration and a touch of roasted spice at the back. The wine is savory and tangy with loads of aromatic intensity, but that telltale acidity from the 2008 vintage hits you at the back of the throat and keeps the palate refreshed. - M.L. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points (14% alcohol): Dark red with an amber rim. Intense peach, spicy red cherry and botanical herbs on the complex nose. On the palate, medicinal herbs and red cherry flavors are complicated by minerals and supported by slightly peppery tannins and edgy acidity. Finishes bright and aromatic, with hints of animal fur, leather and sexy oaky nuances. Richer and deeper than most other 2008 Brunellos but needs a couple of years to settle down. Right now it's not much better than the Brunello 2008 normale, but I have no doubt this will be the superior wine in ten years' time. - Stephen Tanzer 91+ Points ** Only 3 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/05/2013

Intense balsamic and mint notes make this red distinctive, along with currant, raspberry and floral touches. Silky, ripe and impressive, this shows elegance and a vibrant structure. Offers excellent length and resonance on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2032. 1,250 cases made. -BS - Wine Spectator Top 100, 2013 Montosoli is a monumental wine that delivers pulp and richness with ripe fruit aromas, inky concentration and a touch of roasted spice at the back. The wine is savory and tangy with loads of aromatic intensity, but that telltale acidity from the 2008 vintage hits you at the back of the throat and keeps the palate refreshed. - M.L. (14% alcohol): Dark red with an amber rim. Intense peach, spicy red cherry and botanical herbs on the complex nose. On the palate, medicinal herbs and red cherry flavors are complicated by minerals and supported by slightly peppery tannins and edgy acidity. Finishes bright and aromatic, with hints of animal fu...



"Intense balsamic and mint notes make this red distinctive, along with currant, raspberry and floral touches. Silky, ripe and impressive, this shows elegance and a vibrant structure. Offers excellent length and resonance on the finish." -Wine Spectator *This item is extremely limited in quantity and is subject to availability.*

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