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Brunello di Montalcino Conti Costanti 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This opens slowly with a touch of old wood followed by black cherry fruit, a bit of herbs and deep leather and savory butcher's wax base notes. on entry one finds a rather soft wine at first, with soft tannins and juicy acids but the wine quickly gains weight and death, slowly building intensity of black plum and cherry fruit sprinkled with medicinal herbs and root vegetables. with air this becomes chewy and gamy, full of soft tannins that build on the backend adding mouth grab to the long finish which shows off lovely spiced cherry notes. This is superb and remarkably well balanced already. Let them sleep until about 2015 and then enjoy for the following 15 years. 94pts

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Editorial Reviews for Brunello di Montalcino Conti Costanti

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/12/2012

This opens slowly with a touch of old wood followed by black cherry fruit, a bit of herbs and deep leather and savory butcher's wax base notes. on entry one finds a rather soft wine at first, with soft tannins and juicy acids but the wine quickly gains weight and death, slowly building intensity of black plum and cherry fruit sprinkled with medicinal herbs and root vegetables. with air this becomes chewy and gamy, full of soft tannins that build on the backend adding mouth grab to the long finish which shows off lovely spiced cherry notes. This is superb and remarkably well balanced already. Let them sleep until about 2015 and then enjoy for the following 15 years. 94pts


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Snooth User: Ramon
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 04/28/2009

bricky/rusty red hue hints of tomato leaves,barnyard and game on the palate it shows maturity with nice secondary flavours like menthol and tomato leaves . outstanding minerality and acidity with a juicy mouthfeel . it will last a long time


Snooth User: Watongo
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 10/20/2008

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: 97mjr
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2000 03/04/2009

cherry, plum, smooth; richer and drinking better than the 1999; purchased


Snooth User: 97mjr
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0.00 5
Vintage: 1999 03/04/2009

More traditional though almost pinot like, rasp, cranberry, high acidity, lighter body smooth finish, hold.


External Reviews for Brunello di Montalcino Conti Costanti

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/13/2017

Wine Enthusiast Magazine #1 Cellar Selection for 2017! The Costanti family dates back to the 1500's in Siena. This family owned estate is run now by Andrea Costanti. The modest estate has less than 30 acres of grape vines, but they lie on hillsides 1000 to 1200 feet above sea level at optional exposure. The Brunello vines range in age from 6 to 25 years old very densely planted to limit yields. Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel and lasts from 14-21 days. The wine from mature and older vines is aged in large Slavonian oak cask and the young vine wine is aged in three year old French barriques made from Allier oak, medium toast. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 98 points saying "Immensely inviting, this opens with fragrant pipe tobacco, crushed berry, new leather and pressed violet aromas. On the palate, firm, refined tannins underpin juicy black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon flavors, while orange zest accents and an energizing mineral note lift the finish. It's beautifully balanced with bright acidity and will reward a bit of cellaring. Drink 2020–2032." and it's their #1 Cellar Selection.


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Source: WineExpress.com
11/03/2017

Named the #1 WE Cellar Selection of 2017! The Costanti family dates back to the 1500's in Siena. This family owned estate is run now by Andrea Costanti. The modest estate has less than 30 acres of grape vines, but they lie on hillsides 1000 to 1200 feet above sea level at optional exposure. The Brunello vines range in age from 6 to 25 years old very densely planted to limit yields. Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel and lasts from 14-21 days. The wine from mature and older vines is aged in large Slavonian oak cask and the young vine wine is aged in three year old French barriques made from Allier oak, medium toast. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 98 points saying "Immensely inviting, this opens with fragrant pipe tobacco, crushed berry, new leather and pressed violet aromas. On the palate, firm, refined tannins underpin juicy black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon flavors, while orange zest accents and an energizing mineral note lift the finish. It's beautifully balanced with bright acidity and will reward a bit of cellaring. Drink 2020–2032."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/31/2017

The Costanti family dates back to the 1500's in Siena. This family owned estate is run now by Andrea Costanti. The modest estate has less than 30 acres of grape vines, but they lie on hillsides 1000 to 1200 feet above sea level at optional exposure. The Brunello vines range in age from 6 to 25 years old very densely planted to limit yields. Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel and lasts from 14-21 days. The wine from mature and older vines is aged in large Slavonian oak cask and the young vine wine is aged in three year old French barriques made from Allier oak, medium toast. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 98 points saying "Immensely inviting, this opens with fragrant pipe tobacco, crushed berry, new leather and pressed violet aromas. On the palate, firm, refined tannins underpin juicy black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon flavors, while orange zest accents and an energizing mineral note lift the finish. It's beautifully balanced with bright acidity and will reward a bit of cellaring. Drink 2020–2032."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2010 07/30/2015

NY Times #1 Pick The new York Times did a tasting of 2010 Brunellos recently and this wine was their top pick. They said "Dense yet fresh, rich yet elegant, with pure, lingering flavors of red fruit, flowers and minerals." The Costanti family dates back to the 1500's in Siena. This family owned estate is run now by Andrea Costanti. The modest estate has less than 30 acres of grape vines, but they lie on hillsides 1000 to 1200 feet above sea level at optional exposure. The Brunello vines range in age from 6 to 25 years old very densely planted to limit yields. Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel and lasts from 14-21 days. The wine from mature and older vines is aged in large Slavonian oak cask and the young vine wine is aged in three year old French barriques made from Allier oak, medium toast. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 96 points and Antonio Galloni scored it 97 saying "Costanti's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is stunning. Dark, powerful and mysterious in the glass, the 2010 captivates all the senses with its breathtaking beauty and layered, multi-dimensional personality. Lavender, violets, savory herbs, smoke, plums and graphite flow through to the rich, explosive finish. There is a prism-like sense of transparency allied to pure power in the 2010 that is impossible miss. Readers who can find the 2010 should not hesitate; it is a must-have. While many 2010s are approachable today, the Costanti's 2010 is not; it is a wine for the cellar."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2010 08/07/2015

NY Times #1 Pick In The New York Times rcent 2010 Brunello tasting this boutique stunner came out on top! "Dense yet fresh, rich yet elegant, with pure, lingering flavors of red fruit, flowers and minerals." is how they described it. The Costanti family dates back to the 1500's in Siena. This family owned estate is run now by Andrea Costanti. The modest estate has less than 30 acres of grape vines, but they lie on hillsides 1000 to 1200 feet above sea level at optional exposure. The Brunello vines range in age from 6 to 25 years old very densely planted to limit yields. Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel and lasts from 14-21 days. The wine from mature and older vines is aged in large Slavonian oak cask and the young vine wine is aged in three year old French barriques made from Allier oak, medium toast. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 96 points and Antonio Galloni scored it 97 saying "Costanti's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is stunning. Dark, powerful and mysterious in the glass, the 2010 captivates all the senses with its breathtaking beauty and layered, multi-dimensional personality. Lavender, violets, savory herbs, smoke, plums and graphite flow through to the rich, explosive finish. There is a prism-like sense of transparency allied to pure power in the 2010 that is impossible miss. Readers who can find the 2010 should not hesitate; it is a must-have. While many 2010s are approachable today, the Costanti's 2010 is not; it is a wine for the cellar."


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2013

The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is a model of grace and elegance. This isn?t a huge, powerful wine like the 2006, but rather a Brunello that impresses for its total finesse. Sweet floral notes lead to hints of tobacco, wild herbs and spices on the refined


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Vintage: 2006 05/24/2011

A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 750ml


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