Red

1997 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • > Tuscany
  • > Montalcino
  • > Brunello di Montalcino
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Community Tasting Notes 74

  • cephomer Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 31, 2015 - Blanco brought to my house for dinner. Medium garnet color. I didn't notice any particular signs of age. Nose of red fruit, some leather and earth. Still some fruit here--cherries & strawberries--but overwhelming notes of earth, and other tertiary elements. Some acidity, tannins mostly resolved. An elegant, earthy wine that showed very nicely. Quite enjoyable

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  • Lorien wrote: (94 points)

    January 11, 2015 - developing nicely. close to prime.. super close. a solid prime.

  • SineQuaNon Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 13, 2014 - Somewhat perplexing wine here. A better wine than the 1997 Biondi Santi next to it, but showing a character in all sorts of directions. We are in Tuscany based on Sangiovese Grosso, but the nose displays graphite and pencil shavings as was it from Bordeaux and the taste shows almost Chateauneuf like density with Kirsch, lavender and raspberry liqueur. Don't know what to think really. Not an easy wine to guess blind. Glad I didn't have to:-)

  • 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.

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  • 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 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1138 (70%)
  • Consumed 469 (29%)

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Who Likes This Wine

76% Like It  17 votes