1999 altesino, brunello di montalcino, montosoli
Why We're Buying
Subtle yet powerful. That's the modus operandi of Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino. The broad body delivers dark fruits, sage, flower, tobacco, and sandalwood intermingled with fine tannins. As wine critic Kerin O'Keefe put it in 2018, this prized single-vineyard wine is "already extraordinary and elegant but also young and primary, so give it time to fully develop."
Sweet berry aromas, with meat and dried flowers. Almost Burgundian. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a balance of fruit. Very refined and caressing. Turns tight and almost tough. Needs time to open.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The single-vineyard 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli, riper and spicier in aroma than the regular bottling, full and with interesting notes of anisette and tar, features flavors of an important richness and density, slightly backward but very substantial and sustained. The additional intensity on the finish suggests another fifteen years of good drinking ahead.