Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 2006
Andrea Costanti has been running his family estate for over twenty years. It is situated in Colle al Matrichese in the eastern zone of the Montalcino district, just outside the town of Montalcino. It covers 10 hectares of vineyards and benefits from the talents of consultant oenologist Vittorio Fiore. Their style is characterised by the striking elegance and intensity of the best wines from this zone, combining the power of Montalcino with the elegance that comes from vineyards situated at a high altitude in this part of the zone. Always highly regarded, the 2006 vintage is no exception, awarded 91 points James Suckling says: "Intense aromas of black chocolate, coffee beans, dried cherries, and flowers follow through to a full body, with round and chewy tannins and a medium finish. Needs time to soften and show you all that is there. Best after 2014."
Editorial Reviews for Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino
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
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a dazzling wine. The aromatics alone are haunting. Sweet red cherries, rosemary, sage, tobacco and cedar are woven into a fabric of nearly indescribable elegance. Costanti's straight Brunello can sometimes lack a li... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 750ml
Offers a mix of cedar, cherry, licorice and tobacco aromas and flavors, all married to a medium-weight, compact frame. Tightens up on the finish, yet theres fine intensity and grip. This should develop well. Best from 2013 through 2025.-B.S. Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 750ml