2019 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino
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2019 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino

Tuscany, ITALY
$260. 00
$3120.00 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

The Costanti family have held ownership of the Colle al Matrichese estate for over two centuries. In 1983 Andrea Costanti took over from his uncle, inheriting a winery renowned for crafting exceptional Brunello di Montalcino. Despite the weight of this legacy, Andrea rose to the occasion and through relentless dedication he not only preserved but enhanced Conti Costanti's standing as a premier producer in the area. The estate spans 10 hectares, positioned to the east of Montalcino village, near Casanova di Neri. Here, vineyards thrive at elevations reaching 400 meters, among the highest in the appellation. The soil, composed of crumbly galestro rock, proves ideal for cultivating superior Sangiovese grapes, particularly when paired with the varying elevations and favorable east-southeast exposure. The winery is 100% organic.

Other Reviews....
Good bright ruby-red. Penetrating floral aromas of red plum, blackcurrant, star anise and cinnamon, plus a bright violet topnote. Sweet, lush and round, with a cool-climate quality contributing to the wine’s impression of steely resolve. I love the combination of silky texture and complexity here. Finishes broad and long, with ripe tannins and a multifaceted personality. What else to say? Beautiful, elegant, mineral, suave, pretty and elegant Brunello sums this gorgeous wine up nicely. It is one of the Brunellos of the 2019 vintage. Drinking window: 2029-2043.
100 points
Ian D'Agata - TerroirSense

I remember tasting Costanti’s 2019 Rosso di Montalcino in 2021 and thinking how Brunello-esque it was: the sturdy structure was almost uncharacteristic, yet it certainly boded well for the Brunello. Simply gloriously sculpted, the 2019 Brunello di Montalcino is indeed statuesque and stately. While it doesn’t give everything up all at once, it is gracious in its presentation. From chestnut forest and sweet earth, to anise and orange extract, the aromas are visceral, and boundless depths of wild red berries suffuse the palate. It vibrates with scintillating acidity and long, tactile tannins which stretch out leisurely. I bet that Rosso has hit its stride now – if you have some, it’s what you'll want to drink while waiting for this captivatingly beautiful Brunello. I can't help but imagine what next year’s Riserva release has in store. Drink: 2027-2043
100 points
Michaela Morris - Decanter

The 2019 Brunello di Montalcino is impossible to ignore. Clove and a dusting of savory spice complicate a beguiling crushed black cherry and strawberry bouquet. This presents textures of pure silk, ushering in ripe red fruits and inner florals that stain the palate in youthful concentration. The 2019 tapers off dramatically, leaving a bed of grippy tannins to grumble on as licorice and orange hints slowly fade.Drink: 2026-2039.
96 points
Eric Guido - Vinous

The 2019 Brunello di Montalcino offers plenty of dark fruit and spice, but the wine also shows slightly more austerity that could set it up for a roast pork or ham. There is a drying oak note of smoked cedar or redwood that dovetails into the structural impact of the wine. Yet it also shows very good momentum on the mid-palate, adding more layers or black fruit that soften the tannins. Drink: 2025-2038.
94 points
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (Dec 2023)