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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.

2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  96   
WA  93   

2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

Light label condition issue

WS  96   
WA  93   

2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  96   
WA  93   

2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

Label condition issue

WS  96   
WA  93   

2004 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

WA  95   
ST  93   
WS  91   
3 available
Bid *

2008 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

JS  94   
VN  93   
WS  91   

2015 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

Light label condition issue

2004 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio all'Oro Riserva

WS  94   
VN  91   

1975 Biondi-Santi Tenuta Il Greppo Brunello di Montalcino

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill

2004 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

Light label condition issue

WS  92   
JR  15   

2001 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  96   

2001 Marchesi di Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Light label condition issue

WS  97   
VN  90   
JR  17.5   
WS  #26 of 2007   

2010 Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino

VN  100   
WA  98   
3 available
Bid

2012 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino

375ml

WS  96   
JS  93   
VN  91+    
JR  16   
12 available
Bid *

2015 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino

VN  95   
WS  93   
JS  93   
WE  91   
DE  91   
WA  90   
9 available
Bid *

2015 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino

Light label condition issue

VN  95   
WS  93   
JS  93   
WE  91   
DE  91   
WA  90   
3 available
Bid *

2015 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

VN  95   
WS  93   
JS  93   
WE  91   
DE  91   
WA  90   
4 available
Bid *

2015 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

VN  95   
WS  93   
JS  93   
WE  91   
DE  91   
WA  90   

2010 Tenuta Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino La Casa

JS  96   
WA  95   
WS  92   

2010 Tenuta Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino La Casa

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

JS  96   
WA  95   
WS  92   

2007 Tenuta Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

WS  96   
WA  92   
JS  92   
WE  92   
GR  2 Bicchieri   
3 available
Bid *

1997 Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Base neck fill

WS  91   

2001 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

Light label condition issue

WS  95   
ST  94   
WA  91   
JR  17   

1999 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

WS  95   

2006 Celestino Pecci Brunello di Montalcino