Conti Costanti 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Tuscany Italy
98 Points Wine Enthusiast - Aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit, forest floor, rose and wild mint shape the enticing nose. Elegantly structured and full of flavor, the linear, focused palate delivers mature Marasca cherry, blood orange, licorice and tobacco set against a backbone of refined tannins. Drink 2023 through 2035.
95 Points Wine Spectator - A supple, lightweight style, yet no shortage of layers, delivering strawberry, cherry, plum and earth flavors. Firm and dense, reveals a lingering aftertaste of fruit, earth and tobacco, underscored by beefy tannins.
95 Points Decanter - A cask rather than vineyard selection, Conti Costanti’s Riserva is crafted from barrels that demonstrate the greatest tannic structure and acidity for long ageing. The 2015 is undoubtedly powerful with masses of grainy tannins and concentration, but it still captures the vintage’s generous and affable personality. Replete with black cherry, blackberry, wet forest earth, star anise and cinnamon, its sweet, ripe fruit is countered by a savoury leather element. It carries its size with ease and grace - almost irresistible now, there's so much there for years of drinking pleasure.
94 Points Wine Advocate - Boasting dark fruit, scorched earth and savory spice, the Conti Costanti 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a wine of broad shoulders and a lasting aromatic imprint. It is fleshy and even a bit flashy, thanks to that abundant and generous aromatic display. To the palate, this Riserva is soft, thickly textured and enriched by the ripeness of its fruit fiber and the warmth of the Tuscan sun. This wine draws its fruit from a 10-hectare site with Galestro soils. Production is limited to 9,000 bottles.
Winemaker Notes - 100% Sangiovese. Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG is an intense ruby red with garnet highlights with aromatic with spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and rhubarb. Oaky notes fused with the complexity of the aromas. Very elegant, expressive and harmonious. The palate shows great power and harmony. The tannins are quite present but complemented by the flavors, even though this wine is still very young. Intense and persistent on the finish.
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