Heady scents of forest floor, ripe berry, fragrant blue flower, grilled herb and a whiff of eucalyptus emerge on this superb wine. The elegantly structured palate offers juicy wild cherry, black raspberry, star anise, mint and baking spice while well-integrated tannins provide the framework. Balanced and already approachable, it also shows good mid-term aging potential. Drink through 2026. (KO)
The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the classiest wines of the vintage. Macerated cherry, cinnamon, orange peel and spice notes are all fused together in a succulent, impeccably alanced Brunello endowed with fabulous balance, knock-out aromatics and remarkable grace. Costanti's 2011 is a rare Brunello from this vintage that has enough structure to age for a number of years. Its class and pedigree are evident, even at this early stage. The 2011 spent a year in tonneau and two years in cask. There will be no 2011 Riserva. (AG)
A bright and fresh 2011 with delicate plum, coffee and hints of toffee. Medium to full body, soft tannins and flavorful finish. Wonderful to drink now. Why wait?
Conti Costanti has a proven track record for quality and consistency. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a beautiful ruby color and great aromatic integrity. The bouquet presents a quick succession of fresh fruit aromas, cherry cola, licorice, dried ginger and pine nut. All of those elements are delicate and expertly balanced against one another. In the mouth, this Brunello shows a clean and streamlined style with very good length. (ML)
Earth, leather, licorice and spice flavors put this red firmly in the savory camp, while a macerated cherry note lurks in the background. Complex, elegant and long on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2027. 2,500 cases made. (BS)
Tasted blind. Concentrated ruby with orange tinges. Powerful and concentrated on the nose and with rich fruit on the palate. Long and intense but not overtly sweet, it strikes a good balance. Fuller style of Brunello, that totally convinces.
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