2018 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino
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2018 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino

Tuscany, ITALY
$250. 00
$3000.00 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
This wine displays a dark garnet color that suggests a robust and savory wine to follow. Indeed, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino does reveal a rather austere approach with dried fruit, blackcurrant and fig. I wish there was just a hint more fresh fruitiness to those aromas, but the wine has already veered toward an evolved stage. This prompts me to suggest a shorter drinking window. There is a hint of dryness to the tannins, and the acidity is welcome. Drink: 2024-2035.
93 points
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (March 2023)

A racy red penetrated by juicy cherry, raspberry, rose hip and fresh thyme flavors fused to a linear structure, with dense, quivering tannins. Best from 2025 through 2040.
93 points
Bruce Sanderson - Wine Spectator

In 2018, Andrea Costanti used fewer tonneaux than usual, opting instead for larger, less oxidative casks, a significant portion of which were new. This lends some oak nuances but doesn’t detract. Aromas of exotic spice, violet and chestnut are amplified by a touch of volatile acidity. Those dark purple floral notes carry through to the palate, which brags lovely weight with balanced proportions and mouthwatering, citrussy acidity. The tannins are weighing down the finish right now, but give this another year or so to come together and it should be a joy to drink. Drink: 2024-2037.
94 points
Michaela Morris - Decanter