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Brunello di Montalcino
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Conti Costanti - Brunello di Montalcino 2014

Italy
Red Wine from Tuscany · Italy
Price: TBA
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Wine Region: Tuscany
Wine Area: Brunello di Montalcino
Winery: Conti Costanti
Wine Maker: Vittorio Fiore
Grape: Sangiovese
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2028
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Rating 92+ pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Tuscany
Wine Area: Brunello di Montalcino
Winery: Conti Costanti
Wine Maker: Vittorio Fiore
Grape: Sangiovese
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2028
Vegan:
Yes
Vegan

Wine tasting notes

Bright ruby red in colour, this wine has typical perfumes of morello cherry, cinnamon and spice. On the palate it has wonderful elegance and balance with silky tannins softened by cask and bottle ageing. Spiced red berry fruit characters are supported by an attractive savoury character, with a hint of liquorice on the long finish.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2009) - 92+ pts

Wine Advocate #211 Feb 2014 - Monica Larner - From the Colle al Matrichese location east of Montalcino?s city walls, the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino shows a rich fabric that is woven tight with evident strands of black fruit, mesquite smoke, crushed black pepper, licorice, rosemary oil and root beer. The wine leans away from the sweet side of Brunello to the savory side and that is ultimately what makes it so attractive. It is put together thanks to masculine and muscular touches with evocative shadings of smoke and mineral that shift and change as the wine opens in the glass. This bouquet is a moving target that keeps your fixed attention for as long as you have the wine in front of you. And, considering the general quality here compared to many of its peers, that won?t be very long at all. The mouthfeel feels a bit shorter than past vintages and that?s why this wine didn?t score higher.


Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2010) - 97 pts

Costanti's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is stunning. Dark, powerful and mysterious in the glass, the 2010 captivates all the senses with its breathtaking beauty and layered, multi-dimensional personality. Lavender, violets, savory herbs, smoke, plums and graphite flow through to the rich, explosive finish. There is a prism-like sense of transparency allied to pure power in the 2010 that is impossible miss. Readers who can find the 2010 should not hesitate; it is a must-have. While many 2010s are approachable today, the Costanti's 2010 is not; it is a wine for the cellar. -- Antonio Galloni


JancisRobinson.com (2010) - 17+ pts

Tasted Jan 2015 - Evolved-looking ruby and orange rim. Compact, fragrant and a little earthy and wonderfully structured fruit on the palate. Still very tight and backward and with gutsy tannins. Firm, powerful and totally convincing. (WS)


Wine Spectator (2009) - 91 pts

June 30, 2014 - A ripe, almost exotic style, offering cherry jam, raspberry coulis and floral aromas and flavors. Supple and balanced, if in a more fruity, up-front way. Fine length. Best from 2016 through 2028.


James Suckling (2009) - 92 pts

Soft and fruity with a pretty balance of plum, chocolate and walnuts, following through to a medium to full body with soft tannins and a delicious finish. Drink or hold.


Wine Enthusiast (2010) - 96 pts

Aromas of menthol, leather, pressed violet, forest floor and woodland berry lead off this intense Brunello. The firm, delicious palate offers dried red cherry, crushed raspberry, ground white pepper and licorice alongside a backbone of assertive but fine-grained tannins and racy acidity. It’s impeccably balanced and elegant but still young, so give it time to… — K.O. (5/1/2015)