Red

1997 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • > Tuscany
  • > Montalcino
  • > Brunello di Montalcino
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Community Tasting Notes 71

  • DougLee wrote: (92 points)

    August 19, 2014 - Popped and poured during an impromptu get together with Lyn, Collin, and our good friend Pace, who bequeathed to us some delightful bottles of Chianti Classico and Toscana IGT. Garnet hue. Potent nose of leather and spicy red fruit, along with earth and forest floor. Ripe red strawberry and dried cherry fruit on the palate, undergirded with earthy tones and darker plum notes. Tannins firm but well-managed, balancing still-fresh acidity. Very long finish of dusty red cherry, soil, fennel, and a bit of coffee. Last bottle, enjoyed by all.

  • DougLee wrote: (91 points)

    August 9, 2014 - Medium garnet color. Nose of dried cherry, fennel, strawberry blossom, earth, leather. Sweet but dusty red cherry fruit on the palate laced with earth, red plum, leather, and spicy notes. Still acidic on the tongue with softened tannins and linear structure. Slowly echoing finish of strawberry, a bit of tar, and dried herbs. Elegant wine evolving rather quickly.

  • Rani wrote: (90 points)

    July 26, 2014 - Tasted blind. Notes of cigar box, figs and prunes, overtones of old leather. Lots of acidity but starting to lose its grip.

  • emtame wrote: flawed

    April 20, 2014 - Cork was wet to the top on two sides, with sticky residue under the capsule. Smelled and tasted stewed. I suspect heat damage in shipping, as this was purchased 12+ from Premier Cru. Major bummer.

  • europat55 wrote: (92 points)

    April 4, 2014 - Platinum Tasting - 1997 Brunellos and Super Tuscans (Tasted Blind) (Andre and Sabine's House, Mountain View, CA): Fabulous, dense nose (A-/A). Green, vegetal palate, feels young (B++/A-). Feels like this needs another 5+ years.
    My #5, Group's #7 (71 pts). Tasted blind.

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Brunello di Montalcino- Where Has the Magic Gone?

    (Brunello di Montalcino “Montosoli”- Altesino) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/12/2003 (link)

    (Altesino, Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Edward Beltrami
    July/August 2002, Issue #103 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Altesino
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Montosoli
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Montalcino
  • Appellation Brunello di Montalcino

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1109 (71%)
  • Consumed 449 (29%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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