Altesino - Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 2017 (750ml)


Price: $150.00

Sale Price: $113.00

Producer Altesino
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Subregion Montalcino
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Vintage 2017
Sku 1554369
Size 750ml

James Suckling: 97 Points

Super clean black fruit and minerals on the nose and palate. Floral and herbal nuances too. Medium-to full-bodied with very fine tannins and a long finish. This is super-clean long and balanced. Despite the difficult vintage Montosoli shows its class. One of the wines of the vintage. Best from 2024.

Wine Advocate: 95 Points

This is one of the icon wines of Montalcino and one of the bottles that best captures the character of this prized vineyard cru. Altesino farms 4.5 hectares in Montosoli at 350 meters in elevation with galestro soils. The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli is darkly concentrated and rich. It shows an almost creamy consistency that was not easy to achieve in this hot vintage that tends to underline tannic power and alcohol. Instead this wine offers a steady stream of dark fruit flavors that transition to spice leather and sweet tobacco. Production is limited to 15000 bottles.

Wine Spectator: 95 Points

This concentrated red is saturated by black currant blackberry and blueberry flavors with notes of iron tar tobacco and wild herbs chiming in as it evolves toward the long finish. So fresh and fruity it's hard to believe this is a 2017 if not for the stiff tannins. Shows superb balance and complexity. Best from 2025 through 2045. ?B.S.

Vinous: 94+ Points

The aromatics alone are worth the price of entry on the 2017 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli. A dazzling display is revealed as this opens like a basket of freshly picked flowers with ripe strawberries cloves and a hint of plum sauce that adds gravitas. Its elegance is nicely matched by a balanced inner sweetness as mineral-tinged red berries are contrasted by hints of sour citrus and savory spice. Fine tannins mount yet are almost imperceptible until the finish where notes of blood orange mingle with licorice and inner rose. In a word spellbinding. While some cellaring will be needed I expect the 2017 Montosoli to enjoy a broad open and highly pleasurable drinking window.