2010 Altesino Brunello
2010 Altesino Brunello Altesino’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino stands proud among its peers. No other wine I tasted among the new releases in Montalcino achieves this unique level of aromatic finesse and distinction. The bouquet is almost purely floral in character with a strong emphasis on pressed rose petal, dried violets and potpourri. The fruit tones are less emphatic and include bright cherry and red currant. In the mouth, the wine’s compressed texture is accented by fennel seed and licorice. 93pts WA
Wonderful decadent aromas of musk, orange peel and plum follow through to a full body, with soft tannins and a long and rich finish. Salty and savory. Layers of gorgeous fruit. Drink or hold. 95pts Suckling
Expressive aromas of eucalyptus, juniper and wild rosemary give way to sweet berry flavors, though the juniper, rosemary and emerging mint accents linger. This is like a walk in the woods, with a fresh, elegant frame. Best from 2017 through 2030. 93pts Wine Spectator
2010 is one of all-time great vintages for Brunello and Brunello make up some of the finest big Reds in the world. We have just received a small amount of the great house and vintage, the 2010 Altesino Brunello direct from Italy. If you are looking for aged to perfection, ready to drink, stellar, blue chip producer, huge scores, classic vintage to enjoy this fall then this is your wine.