98 points - limited One of the top-scoring Brunello Riservas from the stellar 2012 vintage! Limited. 98 Points Wine Spectator: "This delivers intense balsamic notes of juniper, wild rosemary and sage, along with rose, cherry and berry aromas and flavors. Elegant and saturated with flavor, supported by a vibrant structure. Ends with energy and refined tannins. Best from 2022 through 2040. From Italy." A Cellar Selection Altesino is a reference point producer in Brunello di Montalcino, sought after in every vintage, especially in the top vintages. Brunello Riserva offers a solid, full body and excellent aging potential. Its ample and complex bouquet is reminiscent of violets, wild berries, cedar, leather, tobacco and spices. On the palate, it is austere and seductive with a perfect blend of fruit, acidity and mouth coating tannins. This is the perfect bottle for Brunello lovers. Pair with Steak au poivre, rack of lamb or beef carpaccio.
Starts out super reductive but with some decanting blooms like crazy. This wine could go in the cellar for decades.
Starts out super reductive but with some decanting blooms like crazy. This wine could go in the cellar for decades.9.4