2007 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is beautiful in this vintage. Layers of dark red cherries, flowers, licorice and tobacco caress the palate in this generous, expressive Brunello. The 2007 presents an intriguing combination of classic Sangiovese aromas and flavors with the generosity and radiance of the vintage. The 2007 Brunello was made from vineyards in several sub-zones in Montalcino and was aged in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.
Sanguine, iron and loam aromas lead off, followed by cherry, balsamic and herb flavors. Rich and chewy in texture, with sweet fruit and a lingering finish. Drink now through 2023. B.S.
Dried blueberry, with hints of lavender on the nose. Full body, with soft and silky tannins and delicious berry and light vanilla cream. Why wait?
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red. Tight but perfumed aromas of raspberry and flowers. At once dense and seamless, broad but with a light touch. Rich, lightly saline redcurrant and raspberry flavors are nicely framed by harmonious acidity and sweet tannins. A lovely, firm example of 2007 Brunello, finishing with good energy and grip.
A dark, masculine, brooding Brunello with savory aromas of leather and cured meat behind ripe fruit and blackberry. Itís tight and clean with a streamlined mouthfeel that gives evidence to the wineís firm tannic structure. Executed in a traditional style and shows possibility for long cellar aging.