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1999 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino
Drink between 2007 - 2015 (Edit)
CT90.8 87 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 63

  • Nolch Likes this wine: 85 points

    December 9, 2021 - Improved with long decanting but floral notes remained subdued and tannins were soft. This bottle was somewhat past prime.

  • DemonC2H5OH wrote: 89 points

    January 18, 2020 - When initially opened it seemed to have lost a lot of fruit and had aged poorly but with extended aeration, more red berry fruit appeared and it was thoroughly enjoyable with the spare ribs. Fully resolved soft tannin, good acidity and a decent finish. Probably best to drink up although this bottle may not have been stored perfectly.

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  • Nerdy Earth Boy Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 23, 2019 - It keeps improving! A delightfully PERFECT Brunello with everything you might expect. The immediate floral bouquet followed by that Tuscan chalk which brings back every moment you have every spent there and all those wonderful memories from two decades past. Enjoy this great producer.

  • Som-Geo Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 7, 2019 - Enjoyed this wine on an absolute level, but when I noted it's a $65 bottle I REALLY loved it. With minimal decanting, wine immediately delivered beautiful smoky, tobacco and baking spices with black cherries, plums and raisins - awesome balance, acidity and finish. Had not been drinking Brunellos but this wine brought me back into the genre. Going to find more of this!!

  • pigdaddy wrote: 88 points

    August 30, 2019 - decanted 30 min. still deep garnet, shading to a paler rim; morello cherry, balsam fir, a little weedy; med+ weight; restrained sour cherry, particularly herbaceous on palate, becoming excessively drying on finish after several hours. sound & consistent w/previous.

    have liked most of the '99 brunellos of late, this was good at the table however not lamenting its status as the last bottle. completely mature at best.

    veal chop w/lemon; corn 'cacio e pepe'; ladypeas & treviso

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2004, IWC Issue #116 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/27/2004 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/15/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Altesino Brunello di Montalcino) Bricked, cloudy, dark red violet color; maturing, mushroom risotto, tar, truffle, anise nose; maturing, baked black fruit, tar, mushroom palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Altesino
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Montalcino
  • Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
  • UPC Codes 098709082403, 111301711111, 212222902806

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 450 (48%)
  • Consumed 496 (52%)

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