Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2015 (375ml)

$39.99

Terracotta, earth, iron filings, cedar and leather make for an undergrowth-driven Brunello 2015, which doesn’t fall short in the fruit department either, where there are red plums and red cherries. The tannins are neatly stacked, one on top of the other, with tidy acidity drawing in vibrant fruit and keeping it taut throughout. Balanced and stylish... James Suckling

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Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

Tonight the wine I have opened is the 2015 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 100% Sangiovese. On the nose I find cherry, strawberry, red plum, roasted pepper, dried roses, tomato and brick. On the palate there is tart red cherry, red plum, strawberry, licorice, leather, herbs and earth. This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + to high acidity and medium + to high polished fine tannins that move seamlessly to a long red fruit brickish gravelly finish. This is a beautiful well balanced wine that will age well for another 10-15 years. Have a wonderful rest of your week and please stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia!

Tonight the wine I have opened is the 2015 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 100% Sangiovese. On the nose I find cherry, strawberry, red plum, roasted pepper, dried roses, tomato and brick. On the palate there is tart red cherry, red plum, strawberry, licorice, leather, herbs and earth. This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + to high acidity and medium + to high polished fine tannins that move seamlessly to a long red fruit brickish gravelly finish. This is a beautiful well balanced wine that will age well for another 10-15 years. Have a wonderful rest of your week and please stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia!

9.3

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Altesino's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers a rich yet classic expression of Sangiovese fruit, showing ripe red berries coated in dusty earth tones, with hints of leather and dried florals completing the picture. On the palate, brisk acids frame silky textures, creating a polished expression of red and black fruits, savory spice and saline-minerals. The finish is long yet fresh, as cooling mint and licorice tones carry remnants of red berry fruit hovering above a core of fine tannins. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2020)

Altesino's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers a rich yet classic expression of Sangiovese fruit, showing ripe red berries coated in dusty earth tones, with hints of leather and dried florals completing the picture. On the palate, brisk acids frame silky textures, creating a polished expression of red and black fruits, savory spice and saline-minerals. The finish is long yet fresh, as cooling mint and licorice tones carry remnants of red berry fruit hovering above a core of fine tannins. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2020)

9.3

K. Syrah

2015. Call it 9.0-9.1. A disappointment: great Sangiovese flavors after 3 hours of decanting but then really thinned out/faded soon after. Shouldn’t happen for a $50 Brunello in this vintage - better, cheaper Brunello and Chianti alternatives. $50 at Jersey Fine Wines, elsewhere.

2015. Call it 9.0-9.1. A disappointment: great Sangiovese flavors after 3 hours of decanting but then really thinned out/faded soon after. Shouldn’t happen for a $50 Brunello in this vintage - better, cheaper Brunello and Chianti alternatives. $50 at Jersey Fine Wines, elsewhere.

9.0

Galen Hasler

Perfectly described below

Perfectly described below

9.1

Ryan Anderson

2015 vintage had in June 2020. Bright cherry at first, evolving over a decant to sour cherry + secondary/tertiary notes of leather, tobacco, and chocolate. This peaked after an hour decant and downhill from there. From the rave reviews, I think I was expecting a little more complexity and fresh acidity. I probably would not buy this again. Or buy and hold for a couple more years.

2015 vintage had in June 2020. Bright cherry at first, evolving over a decant to sour cherry + secondary/tertiary notes of leather, tobacco, and chocolate. This peaked after an hour decant and downhill from there. From the rave reviews, I think I was expecting a little more complexity and fresh acidity. I probably would not buy this again. Or buy and hold for a couple more years.

8.7

Angelo Casagrande

Lightly purple, soft, light tannins, dark fruit, some cedar and tobacco with a nice welcoming finish. Decanted 2 hours before. This was really good.

Lightly purple, soft, light tannins, dark fruit, some cedar and tobacco with a nice welcoming finish. Decanted 2 hours before. This was really good.

9.2

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