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2016 San Carlo Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8093799 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
king cat 3 $35 $105
18 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8149659 1 $37 Mar 20, 2022
I8111806 2 $35 Feb 13, 2022
I8105725 11 $35 Feb 6, 2022
I8100451 2 $35 Jan 30, 2022
I8093799 3 $35 Jan 23, 2022
I8067577 1 $35 Jan 16, 2022
I8060637 5 $35 Jan 9, 2022
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RATINGS

94Vinous / IWC

...savory, dark and almost animalistic, with blackberries and currants giving way to crushed stone, licorice and smoked meats...silky in texture, with depths of spicy black fruits complemented by hints of sour citrus and stimulating acids...salty and unbelievably persistent.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.