Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016 750ml - Vine Republic
Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016 750ml
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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin Italy, Tuscany, Rosso di Montalcino
Brand Altesino
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Brunello can only be described as "Riserva" if it has aged for six years in the cellar. Only produced during the best years, with a limited number of bottles, Brunello Riserva is destined for truly passionate 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.
Wine Advocate
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The Altesino 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva holds tight to its unique character and power. The classic 2016 vintage produced generous wines that are layered and rich but also coiled tightly at their core. This wine exemplifies this point, adding lots of tart Sangiovese fruit and freshness along the way. It also shows an impressive richness of flavors with dried cherry, licorice, pressed violets, balsam herb and dusty limestone. The caveat with this wine, should you decide to drink it early, is that it needs extra time to open (and a double decanting would also help). This 10,000-bottle production opens beautifully in time.

Monica Larner, February 17, 2022
Wine Spectator
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A beautifully integrated and solidly built Brunello, this is hallmarked by textbook aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry, iron, sanguine and tobacco. Delivers accents of herbs, earth and almond that emerge as it plays out on the long, detailed finish. Approachable now and should age over the next decade or more. Best from 2024 through 2040. 1,250 cases made, 750 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2022
Wine Enthusiast
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This polished red opens with inviting aromas of ripe woodland berries, violet, new leather and camphor. Full-bodied and elegant, the smooth palate features fleshy black cherry, raspberry jam, licorice and tobacco alongside velvety, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2024-2031.

Kerin O'Keefe, April 1, 2022