We have a very limited amount of the incredible Montosoli from Altesino. A rare and collectible bottle from arguably the best vineyard in Montalcino on the cool, high-elevation north side of the appellation, a favorite for the cellar and fantastic in the '16 vintage. 2016 is one of the best vintages of the Montosoli ever and should prove to be an outstanding long-lived bottle and, as Monica says below, shows the best of what Montosoli has to offer. This recently received a new score from Vinous as well, solidifying its excellence as one of the not-to-miss bottles of Brunello from the 2016 vintage. We were able to get a few more cases after our previous offer and cannot recommend this enough. See the two great notes below!
Vinous (Eric Guido) 96 points! "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli pulls you close to the glass with a captivating display of candied citrus rinds, incense and dried roses giving way to rich cherry sauce and a hint of brown spice. It’s deeply textural yet youthfully dense, as it first cools the palate with lavender and ripe dark red fruits; yet beneath is a layer of grippy tannins that close the wine down. Notes of licorice, black tea and purple florals linger on the youthfully chewy finale. The 2016 is just a baby today, and it will need a number of years to come fully into focus - but it will be worth the wait."
Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) 96 points! "The Altesino 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli (with 15,000 bottles produced) is a true beauty. The wine reveals dark fruit intensity that comes forth as blackberry, plum and summer cherry. In no time, those aromas shift to the savory side of the spectrum with smoke, tar and tobacco. The results are generous and layered, offering the best of what the celebrated Montosoli cru can offer, especially in an ironic vintage such as this."