Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012

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Italy Tuscany
Sangiovese
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2012

Brunello can only be described as “Riserva” if it has aged for at least five years in the cellar, 3 of these years in barrel. The Riserva Brunello is only produced during the best years, with a limited number of bottles. The Brunello Riserva is a wine for truly passionate, and patient, lovers of wine.

 

This garnet red wine has a clear aroma of humus and a broad, complex and ethereal aroma. It maintains such an austere and fascinating character on the palate, emphasising its structure of great depth and power.  It will age well for over 20 years.

 

“This delivers intense balsamic notes of juniper, wild rosemary and sage, along with rose, cherry and berry aromas and flavours. Elegant and saturated with flavour, supported by a vibrant structure. Ends with energy and refined tannins. Best from 2022 through 2040.”

98 points, Wine Spectator, March 2018