Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2017
94 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2022
The Altesino 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is ripe and round with lots of pretty textural richness and juicy fruit flavors. These qualities tie in nicely with the character of the vintage that saw long and hot summer days. Dark fruit, plum and blackcurrant pave the way for savory spice, tobacco and limestone. The effect is soothing and rich, and the wine remains perfumed and silky to the end. The tannins are well managed in this hot-vintage wine. Fruit is sourced over 25 hectares of vines with tufo soils and alberese rock. Production is 110,000 bottles.
The charming Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini brings us another fantastic set of new releases from Altesino, a veritable gem of an estate. I want to underline how impressed I was by the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. This fluid and ever-evolving wine showed an exciting new side each time I returned to taste the bottle over a 24-hour period. That wine captures the classic essence of the Altesino personality.
- Monica Larner