Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - Domaine Franey
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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2016
SKU: 22757

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2016

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  • v94

750ml
$64.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Altesino
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
The Brunello shows a brilliant ruby ​​red color, which tends to garnet over the years. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of violet, tobacco, chocolate and pleasing hints of undergrowth and vanilla. In the mouth it has excellent correspondence to the nose, a well balanced attack, full body, good tannins and important texture. With velvety tannins, balanced acidity, and supple body, this Brunello is the wine of choice for rich dishes such as osso bucco, pot roasts, barbecues, and beef stew.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino has remarkably consistent integration from the nose to the palate. There are generous aromatics of fresh raspberry, rosemary, lavender and Mediterranean herbs. The palate opens up with ripe and inviting cherry fruit and tea leaf, with supple tannin and freshness on the finish. Its drinkability now should not be confused for a lack of structure, as it is true to the energetic nature of the vintage. Drink 2021-2036.

March 4, 2021
Vinous
  • v94

Remarkably pretty and poised yet packed full of potential, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino lifts with grace and elegance, showing dusty roses, wild strawberry, white smoke and hints of wet stone. It's silky and refined, with cooling acids and minerals giving way to savory red berries and spice. Energy remains high, even as fine tannins create a classically dry and youthful expression, tapering off to violet florals, mocha and a hint of licorice that seems to linger for well over a minute. This is deceptively drinkable today, yet it has all of the necessary components to gain in weight and complexity over a decade or more of cellaring.

Eric Guido, November 2020