2012 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."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Always a crowd pleaser, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli is a beautifully crafted wine. It shows depth, intensity and loads of authenticity both in terms of grape variety and territory. Dark cherry and blackberry rise from the bouquet with spice, pipe tobacco and moist earth in tow. The wine is layered and nuanced. That Sangiovese authenticity comes through loud and clear on the palate. This is a mid-weight wine with polished but firm tannins and evident acidity. It shows a burst of freshness on the finish. Montosoli ages in large Slavonian oak casks for 36 months. It is fully equipped for a long aging future ahead.