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2013 Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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Lightly elevated cork

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

6 available
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94Wine Enthusiast

Pipe tobacco, new leather, underbrush, spiced plum and violet are just some of the aromas you'll find on this fragrant red. The taut racy palate delivers ripe Morello cherry, licorice, espresso, ground pepper and a hint of blood orange...dusty tannins and firm acidity provide the framework.

93The Wine Advocate

...packed tight with wild cherries, black currant, spice and grilled herb. You get a lot of aromatic intensity as soon as the wine is poured from the bottle... That same sense of power and forthrightness continues to the palate where the wine shows a firm and lasting grip.

93James Suckling

Attractive warm stones and dried cherries with an attractive mix of dried red fruit and flowers with subtle dried spices. The palate has impressive presence and ripe cherry flavor fills the mouth and delivers a supple, long and flavorful red cherry and licorice finish.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Brooding and a little rich on the nose... Intense and rich. Has everything in heaps. Rich fruit, lined with ripe tannins and tangy acidity... Big yet not heavy.


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.