1990 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino
The most stylish wine in the tasting, with black truffles, berries and cedar aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long opulent aftertaste. Gorgeous.--1990 Tuscany retrospective. Drink now through 2012.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Altesino's two sensational 1990 Brunellos, the Brunello di Montalcino and the Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli, offer intense perfumes of jammy cherry fruit, tobacco, smoke, herbs, and licorice, immense richness and extraction of flavor, full body, and gobs of glycerin and alcohol. The single vineyard Montosoli possesses a thicker, richer texture, more depth and length, and a slightly more focused personality. Both can be drunk today, but promise to evolve for 10-20 years.