Red

1997 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino
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Community Tasting Notes 84

  • rgcanada Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 1, 2016 - Probably just at its peak. I will be drinking what I have left fairly soon.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • chull Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 27, 2016 - Big fruity nose on opening. Dark red/purple color with a little bit of brick tone. Drank very nicely over 5 hours becoming very smooth.

  • Anonymous wrote: (92 points)

    March 9, 2016 - Decant for at least an hour, preferably 3.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Louvin Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 25, 2016 - decanted at restaurant, and drunk over next two hours. I'd say this is at a perfect place in terms of drinkability, resolved tannins, very nice depth of dark fruit, good splce elements. Didn't have enough time to show more complexity, next one will need more air.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • topaz Does not like this wine: (75 points)

    October 20, 2015 - Wine in cellar since 2002 @ 55* total brick color, thin and medicinal taste. Not enjoyable. Dumped. 1 left in Cellar will dump also. Many of 1997 highly touted Brunello Wines were disappointing.

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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, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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

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
  • UPC Code 8016763151035

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 23 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,165 (65%)
  • Consumed 615 (34%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

80% Like It  25 votes